Senior & Veterans’ Tax Relief Programs

The Town’s ongoing Senior and Veterans’ Volunteer Tax Relief Programs (also called Tax WorkOff Programs) are accepting applications. Deadline is October 1. People can do work for the Town and earn a reduction in property tax, up to $1500 per household per year.

For the senior program the person must be at least 60 years old; any senior is eligible; some preference may be given to people whose household income is $31,701 or less.

The Veterans program is open to all veterans with no income or age limits. For both programs, an approved substitute may do the work for someone physically unable to work.

Note that the amount earned is considered taxable income by the Federal Government, and this may affect eligibility for income-based programs.

Applications are available from the Selectmen’s Administrative Assistant (268-8400) or online (www.burgy.org).