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 pdf format of Senior Circuit Breaker 2015

For tax year 2015, 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 15-11: 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 2014, 82,449 taxpayers received $70.0 million in Circuit Breaker Credits for an average of $849.00 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!

March 3rd, 11:00 amWeymouth Senior Center182 Green St. Weymouth, MA 02191
March 4th, 9:30 amWayland Senior Center41 Cochituate Rd. Wayland, MA 01778
March 4th, 11:00 amWellesley Senior Center219 Washington St. Wellesley, MA 02481
March 8th, 10:00 amAttleboro Senior Center25 South Main St. Attleboro, MA 02703
March 8th, 12:30 pmNorth Attleboro Senior Center204 Elm St. North Attleboro, MA 02760
March 8th, 2:00 pmPlainville Senior Center9 School St. Plainville, MA 02762
March 14th, 11:30 amWalpole Council on Aging135 School St. Walpole, MA 02081