Senior Work Off Tax Abatement Job Opportunities
TOWN OF MONTEREY
SENIOR WORK-OFF PROGRAM
RULES AND REGULATIONS
In order to be eligible, participants must be 60 years of age or older and a property owner for at least one year in the Town of Monterey, or the co-owner or spouse of homeowner.
Only one member of a household may participate in this program.
There are no income eligibility requirements for participants.
Abatements will be made on the tax bill following completion of employment. Each placement will terminate on June 30th of the fiscal year in which an appointment is made. To be considered for participation in future fiscal years, the individual must reapply.
The tax reduction will be computed at the rate of the Massachusetts minimum wage applicable at the time the work is performed with a maximum of $1,000 per fiscal year per household.
In the event a property is sold and the seller has earned abatement, the earned abatement will be credited toward the sellers’ portion of the taxes. Abatements earned may not exceed the tax liability. In the event of the death of an owner who has earned abatement, the full abatement amount will be credited to the property’s heirs.
The Board of Selectmen may amend these Rules and Regulations as necessary.
Lawnmowing: This job would report to the Director of Operations. It is once a week for one hour to mow the lawn at the Monterey School property. All necessary equipment will be made available to use. Please contact Shawn Tryon for more information at 528-1734.
Town Clerk Office Help: This job would report to the Town Clerk and is through the above Senior Tax Work Off Abatement Program (must meet eligibility requirements). To learn more please contact the Town Clerk at 528-1443 x113 or via email at email@example.com