Marlborough senior tax work-off applications now available


Marlborough senior tax work-off applications now available
Marlborough City Hall (Photo/Maureen Sullivan)

MARLBOROUGH — Mayor J. Christian Dumais has announced that as of Monday, Feb. 26, the application for the 2024 Senior Citizen Residential Property Tax Work-off Program (SCRPT) is open. The application period will run through Friday, March 22.

SCRPT is a longstanding program that offers qualifying Marlborough senior citizens the opportunity to earn a one-time property tax credit in return for working for a city department. Led by the Marlborough Senior Center director, the SCRPT Program matches seniors to departments throughout the city where they will complete 100 hours of work between April 1 and Dec. 1. The abatement that an individual gets under the SCRPT Program does not disqualify them for any other abatement they may be receiving.

There are a number of eligibility qualifications for the program, which include income thresholds, minimum age requirements, residency of at least five years, and being the legal owner of the home. A complete list and breakdown of the requirements can be found on the city website on the Senior Center/Council-on-Aging webpage.

“I am excited to announce the opening of our SCRPT Program for this year. This program ensures that Marlborough seniors can benefit from much needed tax relief while utilizing their wealth of knowledge and skill for the city’s benefit. This year, the city is offering the highest rebate to date at $1,500. We are looking to fill all 30 spots, and I strongly encourage eligible seniors to apply and join the program,” said Dumais.

“The SCRPT program is a wonderful benefit not only to our seniors but also our municipal departments. We work to match skills a senior possesses with a city department. Seniors work 100 hours and in return receive a $1,500 tax abatement,” said Senior Center Director Trish Pope.

Seniors will have until Friday, March 22, to submit their application, which can be found at Applications must be submitted in person, and applicants must provide their government ID.

There are a maximum of 30 spots that can be filled. If more than 30 applications are submitted, a lottery will be drawn at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, March 25 (applicants do not need to be present to be chosen). If an applicant is chosen, they will be contacted on Monday, March 25.

For questions about the application or program, seniors may call 508-485-6492.

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