Taxation Aid Committee

If you are in need of financial assistance with taxes or have questions please reach out to one of the following departments.  There are several programs in place to assist those in need.  All requests for assistance are confidential

Assessor's Office

Treasurer/Collector's Office

Senior Center

Taxation Aid Fund

The updated application and guidelines for Taxation Aid Funds for FY2023 have been posted. Below are general guidelines from our current application cycle.

            Taxation Aid assistance is available for those who meet the following qualifications:

  • Mendon resident for 5 years or more
  • Reside and hold title to (or life estate) on the property for which aid will be granted.
  • Household Income under $40,000 for single applicants or $50,000 for total household income.
  • Aged 60 or over as of 7/1/2022 OR Disabled as defined by the Veterans or Social Security Administrations

The funds will be disbursed based on need as determined by the Taxation Aid Committee. Since the funds are replenished through voluntary contributions, the amount disbursed will likely vary from year to year.  Any taxation aid grant will be deducted from tax bills as available.  Tax aid grants must be applied for annually and applications for FY2022 are due on October 31st, 2022.  The Committee may request additional information.  Notification of the Committee’s decisions will be mailed to all applicants by December 31, 2022. All decisions of the Committee are final. 

The information in your application for assistance will be kept confidential, and details of your application will be identified only by an assigned code.

To apply for assistance, please use THIS application OR you can pick up a paper copy from the Treasurer's and Assessor's Offices or the Senior Center.  

Applications are due October 31, 2022.

In addition to this tax assistance program, there are also Tax Exemptions available to those who qualify.  Please visit the following page for more info.  

Do I qualify for a tax exemption? - CLICK HERE for more info

 On October 28th, 2015 the Select Board voted to create a Taxation Aid Committee.  The committee will consist of the Chair of the Board of Assessors, the Town Treasurer, and 3 residents appointed by the Select Board.

             The role of this committee will be to share information available on existing aid programs, investigate and explore new programs that may be available to the Town including MGL Ch. 60 s.3D and make recommendations on those programs to the Select Board.

             At the Special Town Meeting on March 21st, 2016 the Town voted unanimously to accept MGL Ch.60 s.3D allowing for the creation of an "Aid to the Elderly and Disabled Taxation Fund" and a formal Taxation Aid Committee consisting of the Chair of the Board of Assessors, The Town Treasurer, and three (3) residents to be appointed by the Select Board.

Committee Members

Name Title
Kathleen Sedgeley Nicholson Appointed Seat #2 (Term Expires 6/30/26)
Joyce Gilmore Appointed Seat #3 (Term Expires 6/30/25)
Jody Kurczy Finance Director – Treasurer/Collector
Vacancy 1 Term expires June 30, 2024
Kevin Rudden Chair Board of Assessors