Senior Tax Exemption Guidelines 2019/2020
Click here for 2019/2020 tax exemption guidelines. In the coming months, the updated tax exemption guidelines for 2019/2020 will be available (at the Senior Center and on the Senior Center Website). Updated tax exemption guidelines for 2019/2020 will be posted by the end of August.
Senior Tax Work-Off Program
Local seniors can participate in the 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 a homeowner (or spouse of the 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 the 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 the director and worksite supervisor of scheduled changes and absences
Applicant must notify the director of any changes that will affect eligibility, i.e. sale of property
Applicant must turn in hours monthly to the Stoneham Senior Center
Placement is determined by the applicant’s skills, interests, and availability of job requests
If there are more applicants than available openings, a lottery will be held to determine which applicants will be selected
The program is effective from July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020
Applications must be submitted to the Director of the Stoneham Senior Center
The work time frame is between October 1, 2019, and April 30, 2020
Documentation of completed hours of service are due to the Senior Center on May 1, 2020
For Additional Information: Contact Maureen Canova, Director, Stoneham Senior Center, 781-438-1157 or 781-438-1161. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.