Senior and Veteran Tax Work Off Program

The Northampton Senior and Veteran Tax Work Off program takes place from January 1 through November 30 of the calendar year. The program offers 20 slots for senior citizens and 10 slots for veterans for work in various city departments including the Arts Council, Central Services, Health Department, Recreation Department and Senior Center.

The program is open to seniors age 60 and older, who own property in and reside at the property, and pay real estate taxes to the City of Northampton. Income and Program Guidelines for the senior program are available by clicking here.

The Veteran Tax Work Off Program is open to veterans (as defined by MGL Ch 4 §7 clause 43), who own property in and reside at the property, and pay real estate taxes to the City of Northampton. Veterans do not have income guidelines

Participants in either program must complete 108 hours* of service in the program year. Interested seniors and veterans can complete an application online or pick one up in person at the Assessor’s Office, Senior Center or Veterans Services Office. Applications for the upcoming program year will be accepted on a rolling basis as long as spaces are available. 

Senior Tax Work Off Program information and application 

Veteran Tax Work Off Program information and application

Applications are also available in person at the Assessor's Office, Senior Center and Veterans Services Office. 

The Mayor's Report on NCTV explains the Senior and Veteran Tax Work Off Program - watch it here

*To receive the maximum $1,000 tax credit participants must work 108 hours. Working less than 108 hours results in a pro-rated tax credit based on the number of hours worked.