Attention senior citizens! Pepperell Property Tax Workoff Program accepting applicants

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Program Goals

Assist senior citizens with property tax bills

Increase involvement of senior citizens in municipal government

Eligibility Requirements

Age 60-plus

Own and occupy the property for which Pepperell taxes are paid for a minimum of 10 years

Ownership of property is limited to one primary residence, no secondary homes.

Only one application allowed per household.

Financial guidelines: single person gross income not to exceed $35,000 per year, married couple gross income not to exceed $50,000. Proof of income is required.

Selection Process

Applicant must meet eligibility requirements and be chosen by lottery.

Applicant must have appropriate skills for position.

Applicant and department head must both agree it is an appropriate match.

Benefit Limits

Maximum benefit of $600 per fiscal year per household.

Compensation, up to $600 maximum, based upon current state minimum wage.

General Program Information

Program year will run August, 2010 to May 31, 2011

Applications will be available at the Council on Aging on June 1, 2010 with the deadline being July 30, 2010.

Applicants must reapply annually to continue in program; acceptance is not guaranteed.

Participants are exempt from state taxes but are not exempt from federal, Social Security, or Medicare taxes.

Participating in this program will not affect any local exemptions you may be eligible for.

If you qualify for the state Circuit Breaker Credit, the amount you may be eligible for could be affected by participation in this program.

Credit for work performed between August, 2010 and May 31, 2011 will be credited to the February and or May 2011 tax bill.

How to Apply: Contact –

*Pepperell Council on Aging

37 Nashua Road

Pepperell, MA 01463

978-433-0326