The Town of Manchester-by-the-Sea Council on Aging is now accepting applications from seniors interested in participating in the Senior Tax Work Off Program. This program allows a senior to work up to 125 hours for the town between October 2020 and May 2021 to receive up to a $1,500 credit on their property taxes.
Seniors over age 65 with a primary residence in Manchester-by-the-Sea, and with a gross income not exceeding 500 percent of the Federal Poverty Level are eligible for the program. Seniors with a gross income at or below $63,800 for individuals or $86,200 for couples may qualify for the program.
The Senior Tax Work Off Program is allowed under MGL Chapter 59 Section 5K. The Town adopted this section of the law at Town Meeting in April of 2014.
Participants will be placed with Town departments based on their skills and interests. The program is not designed to fill existing positions, rather to augment existing operations with additional assistance from senior workers. Work assignments may vary from administrative support to providing assistance on ongoing projects.