Tax Resources

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.

Eligibility;
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
Only one volunteer abatement per household per year

All Interested Applicants:
Schedule an interview with Council on Aging (COA) Director
The rate of service will be the State’s current minimum wage
Applicants will have their property tax reduced by a maximum of $750
Required Federal and Medicare taxes will be taken from pay
Applicant must notify director and work site supervisor of schedule changes and absences
Applicant must notify director of any changes which affect eligibility i.e. sale of property
Applicant must turn in completed hours, signed by supervisor, to the COA Director at completion of hours worked.

Placement:
Determined by matching 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:
Applications can be picked up at any time at the Stoneham Senior Center after December 1, 2019
Program effective January 1, 2020 to November 30, 2020
Documentation of completed hours of service due to Senior Center by November 30, 2020.

Massachusetts “Circuit Breaker” Tax Credit!
If you are interested in the annual state income tax credit (Circuit Breaker) of up of to $1,080 – homeowners should bring documentation of your annual income, property tax valuation, property taxes paid and paid water and sewer services. For renters, bring documentation of your annual income, annual rent paid and the name and address.

2020 Stoneham Tax Exemptions
Click here to view Stoneham’s 2020 Tax Exemption Guidelines

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

Click here to download the application form..