Seniors Can Reduce Their Tax Bill Through Town’s Work-Off Program

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The Town is offering the property tax work-off program to Watertown senior homeowners again this year, the Senior Center announced.

This program allows up to ten seniors (age 60 and older) a $750 deduction from their property tax bill in exchange for 68 hours of work for a Town department. Participants should be retired and must own and occupy the property for which the taxes are deducted.

In addition, the applicant’s skills must match those needed by the participating Town departments. Past projects have included: computer data entry, answering phones, and projects at the Library, Recreation or Public Health Departments, or at the Senior Center.

The Town gives preference to individuals whose annual income is 300% of the Federal Poverty level or less ($35,640 for one, $48,060 for 2). Copies of your 2015 income tax return may be requested to verify income.

If space is available, past participants may be considered. For more information, call the Senior Center at 617-972-6490. Click here to view the application.

One thought on “Seniors Can Reduce Their Tax Bill Through Town’s Work-Off Program

  1. I am surprised that the best we can do is offer this reduction for 10 individuals. With all of the tax money we spend in this town we should be able to reduce expenditures and triple that number to 30. I am sure we could find work for them.

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