Every taxpayer is entitled to an automatic $100,000 exemption on the assessed value of their property. Taxpayers DO NOT need to file exemptions forms for this exemption.
There is also an exemption for moderate and low income seniors and low income homeowners. TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS EXEMPTION TAXPAYERS MUST FILE EXEMPTION FORMS WITH THE ASSESSOR’S OFFICE.
If you believe you qualify for a low income or moderate to low income senior exemption and wish to avoid having the CPA surcharge appear on your 2017 first quarter bill you must file for an exemption with the Assessor’s Office no later than May 25, 2016. Those filing for exemptions after May 25, 2016 will not have a final determination on their exemption until after first quarter tax bills have been processed and the surcharge will appear on their first quarter tax bill.
To apply for an income based exemption, you may download the form here. Fill it out and submit it to the Medford Assessor’s Office along with the first two pages from your most recent tax return.