Due date for Tax Payments and Exemptions are extended until June 1, 2020.

property tax

Town of West Stockbridge     

Important information Regarding Your Tax Bill

Under "An Act to Address Challenges Faced by Municipalities and State Authorities Resulting From COVID-19," Ch 53 of the Acts of 2020, the town has adopted local options to extend due dates for real and personal property tax payments and applications for exemptions. See below.

The due date of your real and personal property tax bill has been extended to June 1, 2020. June 1, 2020 is the new due date even if the due date for payment on your tax bill is May 1, 2020.

The due date for applications for property tax exemptions has also been extended to June 1, 2020. This extension applies to applications for the exemptions listed in the third paragraph of G.L. c. 59, § 59, including exemptions under clauses 22, 22A, 22B, 22C, 22D, 22E, 22F and 22H (veterans, surviving spouses and surviving parents); 37 and 37A (blind persons); 41C (seniors). This extension also automatically applies to applications for residential exemptions under G.L. c. 59, § 5C, for small commercial exemptions under G.L. c. 59, § 51 and for deferrals under G.L. c. 59, § 5, clauses 41A (seniors) and 18A (poverty or financial hardship due to change to active military).

NOTE - If town offices are closed on the June 1, 2020 extended due date for tax payments or filing of exemption applications, the due dates for tax payments and applications for exemptions are not extended - they will be due on June 1, 2020 even if the municipal offices are closed. (See section 10(b) of the Act.)

Tax payments and applications for exemptions can be filed by mail, through an on-line payment system or by dropping payment into the lockbox located to the left of the front door of Town Hall. If you have further questions about tax deadlines call 413-232-0300 x 302.  For information on exemptions call 413-232-0300 x 303.