Registration opened earlier this month for the senior tax work-off program — a program that lets seniors volunteer at town jobs in exchange for a break on their property taxes. The program is a popular one, and Senior Center Coordinator Pam LeFrancois tells me the spots have all been filled.
There were 30 spots and 33 people signed up. The program is first-come-first-served, so the last three were put on a waiting list. Twenty-two of the applicants participated in the program last year, while eight are new. LeFrancois says she hopes to have everyone placed in a job within the next couple of weeks.
But the tax work-off program is not the only way for seniors to get a break on their property taxes. Those over the age of 65 can save up to $1000 on their annual tax bill through various state programs.
A booklet put together by the Southborough Council on Aging and the Southborough Board of Assessors explains the available tax relief programs.