✔ Max abatement $1,500 ✔ Current Low-Income guidelines from HUD (Department of Housing and Urban Development) ✔ No Asset requirements
The Senior Tax Work-Off Program (MGL Chapter 59 Section 5K) gives qualifying seniors who are at least 60 years of age an opportunity to volunteer hours to a municipal department and in return, receive $1,500 abatement from their property taxes. The program is funded for 20 participants and saves the town thousands of dollars. It not only helps participating departments with their work-load but also gives seniors a sense of purpose and well-being in addition to the monetary abatement.
If a person is eligible for the program and is physically unable to put the hours in themselves, a volunteer can do the hours for the eligible person by signing up through the program.
View the Senior Tax Work-off Policy Senior Tax Work-off Policy 2020 (pdf). Click on links below for application and confidentiality statement form. For more information or assistance, please call Outreach Coordinator, Mary Carpenter, at 508-248-2246. Please drop off completed form to the Charlton Senior Center, 37 Main Street.