What is the return used for and who has access to it?

The information in the form of list is used by the Board of Assessors to determine the taxable or exempt status of your personal property and, if taxable, its fair market value. You may also be required to provide the Assessors, in writing, further information about the property as well as be asked to permit them to inspect it. Forms of list are not available to the public for inspection under the public records law. They are available only to the Board of Assessors and the MA Department of Revenue for purposes of administering the tax laws.

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1. What is personal property?
2. What is a form of list?
3. Who must file a return?
4. When and where must my return be filed?
5. Can I get an extension of the filing deadline?
6. What is the penalty for filing late?
7. What is the return used for and who has access to it?
8. When do I file for an abatement for overvaluation?
9. Where do I get applications for abatement?
10. Are abatement applications public records?
11. Should I bring any necessary data with me?
12. Where can I see a list of the personal property tax rolls?