Senior Tax Work-Off


WHAT IS 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 $2,000 off your real estate taxes (based upon hours worked at minimum wage).  Your name must be on the title of the property for which you are applying. You must apply each year you wish to participate. Work hours must be for a city of Greenfield department. The program is subject to change each year.

Pease note upcoming changes in the program dates:
Starting with Fiscal Year 2026, hours may be earned on or after January 1, 2025 through October 31, 2025 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 Fiscal Year 2026 senior tax work-off will be available by September 2, 2024. Completed applications will be accepted through September 30, 2024. An application intake interview is not required, however an interview is suggested if you are new to the program or have questions.

Up to 20 people will be accepted each year. If more than 20 people apply who meet the program qualifications, a lottery will be held immediately after the close of the application period.

If you have any questions about senior tax work-off, or wish to schedule an optional FY26 application intake interview during the month of September 2024, 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.