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. The credit is refundable, meaning that if a taxpayer does not have an offsetting state tax liability, or has a liability that is smaller than the credit, they receive a check from the Commonwealth for either the entire credit or for the portion left after taxes are paid.

Seniors who live in public or subsidized housing are not eligible for the credit.

In tax year 2013, 83,240 taxpayers received $68,871,549 million in Circuit Breaker Credits for an average of $827.00 per taxpayer. 

Brian Lynch, of DOR's office of Advocacy, Training and Communication, will conduct informational sessions on the credit in various Massachusetts Council on Aging (COA) offices. We hope to see you there!

March 13 – 11:00 a.m.Wrentham Senior Center400 Taunton St. 02093
March 13 – 12:30 p.m.Norfolk Council on Aging28 Medway Branch 02056
March 18 – 10:30 a.m.Needham Council on Aging570 Hillside Ave. 02494
March 18 – 12:00 p.m.Natick Community Center117 East Central St. 01760
March 18 – 1:30 p.m.Millis Senior Center900 Main St. 02054
March 24 – 10:30 a.m.Wellesley Senior Center219 Washington St. 02481
March 24 – 1:00 p.m.Wayland Senior Center41 Cochituate Rd. 01788
April 2 – 10:00 a.m.Billerica Council on Aging25 Concord Rd. 01821