Personal Exemptions

Statutory Tax Exemptions


Under Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 59, Section 5, the assessors may provide tax relief to qualified persons. Exemptions may differ in each municipality based on local acceptance.The following is a brief overview of exemptions allowable by law.

Please note the eligible date for all exemptions is July 1 which is the start of the fiscal year.  The assessing office begins accepting annual applications after November 1 each year.

For more information please contact our office at 413-525-5400 extension 1600.

Veteran Exemption-Clause 22


You may qualify for a Veteran’s exemption if you fall within one of these categories:

  • Gold Star mother or father
  • Spouses and surviving spouses
  • Veteran awarded a purple heart
  • Veteran with a service connected disability of 10% or more as determined by the VA
The exemption amount is between $400 to a full tax exemption depending on the percentage of loss.

For more information please contact our office at 413-525-5400 ext. 1600.

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Blind Exemption-Clause-37A


Under Clause 37A, a tax payer who has been declared legally blind may qualify for this exemption.
The exemption reduces the real estate tax by $500.

For more information please contact our office at 413-525-5400 ext. 1600.

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Senior Exemption-Clause-41


Under Clause 41, seniors age 70 or older may qualify for this exemption. The exemption reduces the real estate tax by $500. Eligible applicants must meet the income and asset requirement. The Town of East Longmeadow has accepted Clause 41C which increases the income and asset limit based on the Consumer Price Index as determine by the Department of Revenue.

Surviving Spouse or Minor Exemption Clause-17


Under Clause 17, a surviving spouse or minor child of a deceased parent may qualify for this exemption. The amount of the exemption increases annually starting at $175.  Eligible applicants must meet the asset requirement. The Town of East Longmeadow has accepted Clause 17E which increases the asset limit and exemption amount by the Consumer Price Index when determined by the Department of Revenue.

For more information please contact our office at 413-525-5400 ext. 1600.

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