Ayer offering seniors property tax work-off abatements

The town of Ayer will offer a senior citizen property tax workoff abatement program for qualifying senior citizens this year. The program gives senior citizens an opportunity to reduce their property tax bills by $1,500 in fiscal year 2019. The program is for those who are 60 years of age or older, reside in Ayer, and own and occupy the property that the tax reduction applies to. Participants can provide up to 136 hours of service to the town in exchange for a reduction in personal property taxes. Participation is limited. Applications are available on the “announcements” page at www.ayer.ma.us/ or from Kevin Johnston in the Benefits and Payroll Office, 978-772-8248 or kjohnston@ayer.ma.us.


Jennifer Fenn Lefferts can be reached at jflefferts@yahoo.com