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Delayed because of the pandemic, property taxes are due today in several communities (June 1)

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Taxes have been said to be one of life’s guarantees, but that was before the COVID-19 pandemic struck.

The deadly pandemic has caused hundreds of thousands of Massachusetts residents to file for unemployment. For the week of May 17-23, a total of 37,618 filed a new unemployment claim.

Since March 15, more than 897,200 people have filed for unemployment, and overall, 518,796 people applied for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, according to the the state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development.

Bearing that in mind, many communities have allowed residents to defer property tax payments. Here’s a look at which communities are doing that in Suffolk, Middlesex, Essex, Norfolk, Bristol, Plymouth, Barnstable, Dukes, and Nantucket counties: