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What is the residential tax rate in Cambridge, MA?

Charles Cherney

Passionate about teaching after graduating from Harvard, I ultimately found myself drawn into the world of real estate in Cambridge and Somerville...

Passionate about teaching after graduating from Harvard, I ultimately found myself drawn into the world of real estate in Cambridge and Somerville...

Jan 14 1 minutes read

What is the residential tax rate in Cambridge, MA?

For fiscal year 2021, the residential tax rate in Cambridge, MA is $5.85 per $1,000 of assessed value.

The 2021 residential tax rate in Cambridge reflects an increase from 2020 of 10 cents per $1,000 of assessed value, or 2%.

For fiscal year 2021, the residential exemption is $432,666. The full residential exemption reduces a homeowner's taxes by $2,531.10 in 2021. 

The residential exemption is for owners who reside in their Cambridge property and file a Massachusetts income tax return using that address. 

You are eligible for a residential exemption if you owned and occupied your property as your primary residence as of January 1, 2020.

More than two-thirds of residential properties in Cambridge are owner-occupied.

City of Cambridge residential tax rate information from 1998 through 2020.

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