A taxpayer who faces extraordinary circumstances and finds it difficult to meet or pay his/her tax obligations may appeal to the Board of Abatement.
The Roxbury Board of Abatement consists of the town Treasurer, the Town Clerk, the Selectboard, the Listers and the Justices of the Peace. A majority of the Board must be present in order for it to meet, and a majority of Board members present must vote in favor of a motion to abate.
‘Abatement’ is a statutory process for relieving taxpayers from the burden of property taxes, penalties (collection fees) and interest. The Board of Abatement will meet with the affected party and make a determination based upon the validity and circumstances of the request for abatement.