WARRANT ARTICLE 8
Finance and Council on Aging
Accept Chapter 59, Section 5K of the General Laws, allowing an expansion of the Senior Tax work off program
The Town’s successful Senior Citizen Property Tax Work-Off Program currently allows 35 residents over the age of 60 years to reduce their real estate taxes by a maximum of $1,500 annually, provided they meet certain income requirements. This article would expand the program by allowing a maximum senior citizen tax exemption based on 125 hours worked in a year, for a new maximum real estate tax bill reduction of $1,875 based on the current Massachusetts minimum wage. The Senior Citizen Property Tax Work-Off Program provides needed tax relief to seniors living on fixed incomes, while also providing the Town with skilled workers for specific tasks.