Sampan - Boston City Council Passes Edwards-Flynn Ordinance to Help Low-Income Elders Repay Back Taxes
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
On Wednesday, November 7th, the Boston City Council voted unanimously to support a tax repayment ordinance filed by Lydia Edwards (District 1) and Ed Flynn (District 2). The ordinance helps elders who have fallen behind on property taxes by extending the length of time for repayment from one year to five years and by forgiving up to 50% interest. The city will consider expansion of the program to other resident taxpayers in the coming years.