The Massachusetts Senior Property Tax Work-Off Program is a program that allows seniors
to do volunteer work for their local governments in exchange for a reduction in their
property taxes. Many Massachusetts cities and towns offer a tax work-off program,
but some do not. Local programs set their own rules for the program using state guidelines.
To be eligible, an individual must:
Own a home in the city or town where he or she applies, and pay property taxes on
Meet local program requirements, such as income limits or years of residency; and
Offer a skill that his or her local government can use.
Most cities/towns will issue a check or voucher to the seniors for their services,
which they will then sign back to the city/town to apply toward their property taxes.