There are a variety of income and property tax benefits available for Massachusetts senior citizens and retirees. Please take a moment to review the tax information and resource listings on this page as you may qualify for a significant refund. There are also links to other state and federal agencies that you may find useful. For further information, please contact Customer Service at 617-887-6367 - Option 1.

Seniors and Retirees Overview

This page provides an overview of the filing requirements, exemptions, pension information and credits available for seniors and retirees. Also see Property Tax Information .

Tax Tips for Seniors and Retirees

In our continuing effort to make filing and paying taxes as easy as possible, the Department of Revenue (DOR) has
created this “Tax Tips” fact sheet to assist you in completing your tax return and ensure that you take advantage of
deductions and exemptions that are available. You may wish to consult with a tax professional for guidance on some
of these items. View Tax Tips for Seniors and Retirees pdf format of Tax Tips for Seniors and Retirees

Senior Circuit Breaker Credit Information Sessions

The Department of Revenue has planned an extensive series of presentations to educate taxpayers 65 and older about the benefits of the Senior Circuit Breaker Tax Credit. For tax year 2014, the credit is worth as much as $1,050 for eligible taxpayers 65 and older who either own or rent their home. Read more

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