Senior tax work-off applications available

by beth on March 6, 2015

This spring, seniors can apply to work off up to $1,000 from their town property taxes. As always, preference will be given to those with annual household incomes less than $45K.

Applications are now available. But the Town won’t begin accepting them until April 7th.  (There is a limited number of positions, so save that date. Qualified applicants are selected on a first-come, first-served basis.)

This popular program matches qualified seniors with work projects in town departments. In return for their service, seniors earn a property tax credit. Seniors must be age 60 or older and be willing to commit 125 hours of service within the year.

In past years seniors have worked at the Senior Center, Library, Assessor’s Office, Town Clerk’s Office, DPW, and in the schools. Work ranges from data entry to organizing the Swap Shop to helping out in school classrooms, and more.

Applications are available by clicking here. Or you can pick one up at the Senior Center or the Assessor’s Office.

Registration begins 8:30 am April 7th at the Senior Center. For more details, click here.

1 Donna McDaniel March 6, 2015 at 8:19 PM

The Selectmen’s office should be on the list of places where seniors work–including me, in that case. Mostly I work with that office to help design and edit the Annual town Report, given that editing and writing are my trade… I’ve also done other things as needed. We are all doing work that needs to be done and thus help keep down the number of people we’d have to be paying to do them.
I’ll check to see how many of us there are. I do know that some volunteers just continue on well past the hours required.

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