Senior Tax Work-Off

  Senior Tax Work Off Program:

✔ 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. 

Senior Tax Work off Application (pdf)

Senior Tax Work off Confidentiality form (pdf)

Senior Tax Work off Check List (pdf)