I can’t afford to pay more taxes. How can the Town help?

Town officials continue to seek additional funding sources, such as private donations and tax credit payments related to the Inflation Reduction Act legislation, to further reduce the impact of the debt exclusion.

There are several tax relief and exemption programs in place for the following groups of taxpayers that qualify:

o Seniors

o Legally Blind Individuals

o Veterans

o Surviving Spouses

o Minor Children of Deceased Parents

o Individuals Experiencing a Financial Hardship

For more information on these programs, please visit https://www.amherstma.gov/106/Exemptions

The Town also offers a tax work off program for qualifying seniors. More information on this program can be found here: https://www.amherstma.gov/586/Tax-Work-Off-Plan

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1. Why are our taxes so high?
2. I can’t afford to pay more taxes. How can the Town help?
3. It seems like the Town is taking on a lot right now. Why?
4. What is the Town’s budget and why does it need additional funding for the elementary school?
5. What has the Town done to make sure they are stretching every tax dollar as far as possible?
6. The Town has free cash and stabilization funds. Why not use these funds to reduce the cost of the new elementary school?