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 2012, the credit is worth as much as $1,000 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 2011, 85,512 taxpayers received $67.0 million in Circuit Breaker Credits for an average of $784.00 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!
|June 10, 10:00 a.m.||Stoughton COA, 110 Rockland St.||781-344-8882|
|June 21, 12:30 p.m.||West Springfield COA, 128 Park St.||413-781-2214|