If you are over 60 years old, own and live in a home in Sterling, you are eligible to join the Senior Tax Work Off Program. Under this program, Department heads are able to avail themselves to the skill set of the participating seniors. For their services, qualified participants are credited $12.00 per hour toward a reduction in their tax bills of up to $1000.00 per year.
The program runs from November 1st - October 31st each year. There are a limited number of participants allowed.
The amount of the property tax reduction, earned by the senior taxpayer, under this program, is not considered income or wages for purposes of State income tax withholding. However, the IRS has ruled that the abatement amount is included in the taxpayer's gross income for federal income tax.
This program is administered by the Executive Assistant, Kama Jayne. Please contact 978-422-8111 x2316 for further information.