Senior Tax Work-Off Program

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LOCAL SENIORS CAN PARTICIPATE IN PROPERTY TAX WORK-OFF PROGRAM

Stoneham offers property tax relief for senior citizens by participating in the state’s Property Tax Work-Off program for seniors. This program allows seniors to do volunteer work for their local government in exchange for a reduction in property taxes.

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Eligibility:

  • Must be 60 years of age or older
  • Must be homeowner (or spouse of homeowner) and occupy the home
  • Income must not exceed $51,000 for a senior household of one person or $58,000 for two persons.
  • Assets must not exceed $150,000
  • Must have owned property for at least 5 years
  • Only one volunteer abatement per household per year

All Interested Applicants:

  • Must report to Assessors Office to determine eligibility for the program
  • Submit an application to the Senior Center after confirmed eligibility with the Assessor’s Office
  • Schedule an interview with Senior Center Director
  • Applicants must complete 60 hours of service to qualify for $750 exemption
  • Applicant must notify director and work site supervisor of scheduled changes and absences
  • Applicant must notify director of any changes which affect eligibility, i.e. sale of property
  • Applicant must turn in hours monthly to the Stoneham Senior Center

Placement:

  • Determined by applicant’s skills, interests, and availability with job requests
  • If there are more applicants than available openings, a lottery will be held to determine which applicants will be selected

Time Frame:

  • Program effective July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019
  • Applications must be submitted to the Director of the Stoneham Senior Center
  • Work time frame between October 1, 2018 and April 30, 2019
  • Documentation of completed hours of service due to Senior Center May 1, 2019

For Additional Information: Contact Maureen Canova, Director, Stoneham Senior Center, 781-438-1157 or 781-438-1161. Email stonehamseniorcenter@gmail.com.