Yes, amazing but true. Here in our town, you can receive a discount on your property taxes.
Maybe this is common practice in other places and I’ve just been oblivious, but I’m still impressed by our program in which a few positions are offered to seniors for tax abatement. 17 Senior citizens will be selected to work for the town for fiscal year 2023 (From July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023). Minus federal income tax and Medicare deductions, after 125 hours, the maximum abatement is $1,500.
The available positions are:
Public Access Television Producers
Assistants in the Selectmen’s office, Senior Center, Clerk’s Office, and Treasurer’s Office
I would think this would be not only a little financial relief, but also helps some people get out of the house and participate in their town.