The Senior Citizen Tax Work-Off Program allows seniors, aged 60 and older, to volunteer their services in exchange for a reduction in their property tax bill. Participants may earn a maximum reduction of $750 per fiscal year based on a rate per hour of service that cannot exceed the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ minimum wage.
- You must be a taxpayer, 60 years of age or older during the tax year in order to participate.
- To be credited, you must have an ownership interest and reside in the property year round.
- Total reduction will not exceed $750
- 68 hours must be completed by October 15th of the credited year.
- A CORI release form must accompany the application.
- Participants will be selected by lottery.
- Lottery winners will be notified of the drawing results and all other pertinent information by Tax Work-Off Program Coordinator, Linda McGeorge, shortly after the lottery.
- Work can start immediately following participant notification, in conjunction with authorization by the Council on Aging Director.
- Money earned through the Tax Work-Off Program is reportable income for federal taxes only. Participants will receive a W-2 form for the amount of money earned through the program.
Applications be available at the Senior Center and online (click here for the application) beginning Monday, March 12, 2018.
All applications should be returned to the Winthrop Senior Center by 2:00pm on Wednesday, April 18, 2018.
If you have any questions, please call the Winthrop Senior Center at: 617-846-8538.