Improve your financial security.
Our senior center can help seniors access a variety of state and local programs that can help you save money. We can also assist you with questions about Medicare, Medicaid and other public insurance programs.
Senior Tax Exemption/Tax Credit
In Massachusetts, income eligible homeowners over age 65 can receive a refundable tax credit on state income tax, through the Senior Circuit Breaker Tax Credit program. Watch this video to learn more or read the details here.
Senior Tax Work-Off Program
In addition, the town of Great Barrington offers a Senior Tax Work-off Program, which offers seniors — regardless of income — a real estate tax abatement bill in exchange for volunteer time on behalf of the Town. If you have skills to offer the Town of Great Barrington and its many departments, the Senior Tax Work-off program might be a good opportunity for you.
For more information about the current Senior Tax Work-Off opportunities, visit the Town of Great Barrington website page on this program.
Check out more Senior Tax Tips here.
Tax Preparation Assistance
The Claire Teague Center participates in the AARP’s free tax preparation program, in which volunteers assist people age 50 and older who can’t afford a costly tax preparation service. AARP’s volunteers are IRS-certified and AARP membership is not required.
You must make an appointment for this service by calling (413) 528-1881.
Important documents to bring to your AARP Foundation Tax-Aide appointment