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 Credit.

For tax year 2016, the credit is worth as much as $1,070 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. See: TIR 16-8: Annual Update of Real Estate Tax Credit for Certain Persons Age 65 and Older..

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

In tax year 2015, 85,146 taxpayers received $74.2 million in Circuit Breaker Credits for an average of $872.00 per taxpayer. 

DOR's Brian Lynch will conduct informational sessions on the credit in various Massachusetts senior centers and Council on Aging (COA) offices. We hope to see you there!

January Dates/TimesLocationsAddresses
01/18/17 – 1:00 pmHaverhill Council on Aging10 Welcome St. – Haverhill, MA 01830  
   
01/25/17 – 10:30 amChelmsford Council on Aging75 Groton Rd. – Chelmsford, MA 01863
   
01/30/17 – 10:30 amWellesley Council on Aging219 Washington St. – Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
01/30/17 – 2:00 pmNeedham Community Center300 Hillside Dr. – Needham, MA 02494
   
01/31/17 – 10:30 amIpswich Council on Aging25 Green St. – Ipswich, MA 01938
   
February Dates/TimesLocationsAddresses
2/8/17 – 2:30 pmBrockton Council on Aging10 Father Kenney Way – Brockton, MA 02301
   
2/13/17 – 10:00 amEast Bridgewater Council on Aging355 Plymouth St. – East Bridgewater, MA 02333
   
02/16/17 – 1:00 pmWaltham Council on Aging488 Main St. – Waltham, MA 02452
   
02/21/17 – 10:00 amMillis Council on Aging900 Main St. – Millis, MA 02054
02/21/17 – 11:30 amPlainville Senior Center9 School St. – Plainville, MA 02762
   
March Dates/TimesLocationsAddresses
03/06/17 – 11:30 amWayland Senior Center41 Cochituate Rd. – Wayland, MA 01778
03/06/17 – 1:30 pmNatick Community Senior Center117 E. Central St. – Natick, MA 01760
   
03/07/17 – 10:00 amFranklin Senior Center10 Daniel McCahill St. – Franklin, MA 02038
03/07/17 – 11:30 amWrentham Senior Center400 Taunton St. – Wrentham, MA 02093
03/07/17 – 1:00 pmNorfolk Council on Aging28 Medway Branch Rd. – Norfolk, MA 02056
   
03/10/17 – 10:00 amNorth Attleboro Council on Aging204 Elm St. – North Attleboro, MA 02760
03/10/17 – 11:30 amAttleboro Council on Aging25 South Main St. – Attleboro, MA 02703