Tax Work Off Program

Purpose
Merrimac Senior Tax Work-off Program is designed to:
  • Assist senior citizens with relief on property tax bills.
  • Increase involvement of senior citizens in municipal government and the school system.
  • Improve municipal services by using the skills of senior Citizens.
Eligibility
  1. Must be 60 or older
  2. Resident of Merrimac
  3. Homeowner & residing at the property for which relief in requested income
  4. One per household (Present copy of current Merrimac Tax notice upon application to the program)
Abatement's
  • Minimum Wage
  • Maximum rebate of $1,000 per fiscal year (less Federal Tax) per household
  • Number of participants is determined by the amount of funds available
Selection Process
  • Applicant must meet eligibility requirements.
  • Applicant must have appropriate skills for position.
  • Applicant and department head must both agree it is an appropriate match.
  • Jobs will be offered on qualification, availability, location, transportation and physical limitation for some jobs.
  • Filing an application does not guarantee a placement.
General Program Information
  • Program year begins with the new Fiscal Year on July 1 and ends on June 30.
  • Applicants must re-apply annually to continue in program; acceptance is not guaranteed.
  • An abatement certificate will be awarded to participants for the Fall tax bill for all hours worked in the previous Fiscal Year (July 1 to June 30).
How to Apply
  1. Call for application to be mailed or stop in and request a form.
  2. Mail or Drop off application to:
    • Merrimac Senior Center
      100 East Main Street
      Merrimac, MA 01860
Deadline
Applications may be turned in throughout the year, but no later than the third week in June in order to process and begin program July 1 of the new fiscal year.

Questions
Questions can be directed to the Volunteer Coordinator, Sandy Blanchet or Executive Director, Laura Dillingham-Mailman at the Senior Center by calling 978-346-9549. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. on Friday.