Senior Tax Work-Off


WHAT IS A SENIOR TAX WORK-OFF?

Greenfield homeowners age 60+ may apply to work off a portion of your real estate taxes by working at a city department (not at a non-profit or other agency). You may earn up to $1,500 off your real estate taxes (based upon hours worked at minimum wage). You must have lived in Greenfield for at least five years and in Massachusetts for at least ten years. You must apply each year you wish to participate.

Work hours must be for a city of Greenfield department and may be earned on or after July 1 depending on your placement and schedule.

Senior tax work-off is NOT a tax exemption. You may still apply for any exemption for which you are entitled.
You can read about other possible exemptions here.

HOW DO I APPLY?

Applications for senior tax work-off are usually available at the John Zon Senior Center Front Desk (35 Pleasant St.) at the start of May each year. Completed applications will be accepted by appointment through some time the last week of May. Up to 15 people will be accepted. If more than 15 people apply who meet the program qualifications, a lottery will be held on June 1.

If you have any questions about senior tax work-off, please contact Hope Macary, Greenfield Senior Center Director, at 413-772-1517, ext. 2.

If you have questions about other city of Greenfield tax exemptions, including which one is right for you, please contact the Assessors Office at 413-772-1506.