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.
- 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
- 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
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.