Fiscal 2015 Senior Citizens Tax Work Off Program applications are now available to Pittsfield residential property owners 60 years of age and older. Work-Off Program applications must be received by April 30.

There will be a limit of two participants per eligible property; however, the total abatement cannot exceed the maximum exemption of $1,000.

The selection of participants will be based on need and shall be valid for one year. In the event that other opportunities become available, qualified volunteers not selected for this program will be placed on a waiting list in order of need.

Active municipal employees are not eligible for the Senior Citizen Tax Work-Off Program. This program can be combined with other exemptions.

For a married individual, yearly income cannot exceed $34,158. For a single individual, yearly income cannot exceed $28,933. Up to eight volunteer positions will be available for fiscal 2015. All volunteer work must be completed between June 1 and Nov. 30, 2014.

Applications can be found by logging into http://cityofpittsfield.org/city_hall/board_of_assessors/index.php or from the Assessors office at City Hall, room 108, 70 Allen St.

Information: Assessors Office at (413) 395-0102.


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