The Elderly and Disabled Taxation Fund Committee has funds available to assist elderly and/or disabled residents to defray the cost of their property taxes. The fund consists totally of donations from residents, businesses, community groups, churches, and friends.
The basic eligibility requirements that are fund recipients:
- must be at least 65 years of age by July 1st of current year, or disabled;
- must not exceed an annual combined household income of $46,530;
- must have owned and/or occupied the property as his/her primary domicile for at least five years prior to the current year
Meeting the income criteria does not automatically guarantee an award. In addition to household income, other assets, as well as other household debt and expenses, will be taken into consideration. A copy of the applicant's most recent year's Federal Income Tax Return(s) for each member of the household is required to be submitted with the application.
Applications and Application Guidelines (Definitions and Eligibility) will be available at the Assessor's Office and also at the Senior Center after August 1st. Applications are due back no later than October 1st. Final award decisions will be made by the Town's Elderly and Disabled Taxation Fund Committee no later than December 31st. Awards will be applied to the February and/or May tax bill.
Hard copies of the Applications are available in the Assessor's Office.
Return completed Applications to: Elderly and Disabled Taxation Fund, 79 South Street, Wrentham, MA 02093.
Description of the Committee
The Elderly and Disabled Taxation Fund Committee consists of the Chairperson of the Board of Assessors, the Town Treasurer, and three (3) Residents appointed by the Board of Selectmen. The purpose of the Committee is to carry out the provisions of MGL c.60, s.3D to provide aid to elderly and disabled persons of low income to defray real estate taxes. MGL c.60, s.3D was accepted by Town Meeting on June 14, 2004.
Members of the Committee
Meeting are held monthly. All meetings are posted with the Office of the Town Clerk.
For questions and/or help, please call the Senior Center at (508) 384-5425 or mail inquiries to the Committee at Town Hall, 79 South Street, Wrentham, MA 02093.