Friday, December 16, 2005
Senior tax relief is available
A Tax Relief insert will be included in each January 2006 tax bill. Even though only about a dozen town citizens are believed to qualify for the property tax exemption, the Board of Selectmen decided at its December 13 meeting that is important that senior citizens be aware of several programs available through the town and state to provide significant tax relief to those in need. Below is a summary of some of the available programs:
• Elderly Statutory Property Tax Exemption. Persons 65 years of age and over, who meet the income and asset requirements are eligible for up to $2,000 off their property tax bills. For more information, contact the Assessors' Office at 1-978-369-0392.
• Elderly Work Program. Persons 60 and over who provide work assistance to town departments such as the Council on Aging and Library, are eligible to earn credits of up to $500 off their property tax bills. For more information, contact the Council on Aging at 1-978-371-2895.
• Voluntary Contribution Fund for Senior Citizens and Disabled Citizens. Many Carlisle residents have made voluntary contributions to provide assistance to those seniors and disabled citizens in need. For more information, contact the Council on Aging at 1-978-371-2895.
• Property Tax Deferral Program. Seniors 65 and over, who meet the income requirement, are eligible to defer all or a portion of their annual property tax bill, until they transfer ownership of the property.
If you have questions concerning any of these programs, please contact the Assessors' Office at 1-978-369-0392.
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