Tax Help

The Newburyport Council on Aging provides tax help during tax season, the beginning of February through April 15th. The free service is intended for Federal and State tax filers of all ages with moderate incomes. The Tax Help program is staffed by trained and experienced volunteers from AARP. Appointments can be made by calling the Council on Aging 978-462-0430. Appointments times are 8:30 AM, 9:45 AM, and 11:00 AM on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.

Senior Circuit Breaker Tax Credit

Senior citizens in Massachusetts may be eligible to claim a refundable credit on their state income taxes for the real estate taxes they paid on the Massachusetts residential property they own or rent and which they occupy as their principal residence. The maximum credit allowed is $1,080 for the tax year beginning January 1, 2017. Click here for further information.  The Tax Help program will assist with this filing. Call for an appointment: 978-462-0430.