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Massachusetts Circuit Breaker Credit Program

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How can this program help me?

If you're an older adult, the Circuit Breaker Tax Credit program can free you from having to pay certain increases in your property taxes. It limits how much your home’s assessed (taxable) value can go up each year. The assessed value is the dollar amount used to decide how much you will have to pay in property taxes. This value can only increase by 2% over the previous year’s tax payment.


How do I get help?

To apply for this program, print and fill out the application form and mail it to your local tax assessor's office. You must file a state income tax return to get the Circuit Breaker Credit. If you have not filed state income tax returns before, you still must file to get this credit.

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Can I get help from this program?

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A Benefits Enrollment Center (BEC) can offer you personal, one-on-one assistance as you navigate program eligibility and look to apply. With support from the National Council on Aging (NCOA), the BEC can help you apply for an enroll in all of the benefits you may be missing out on.

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Get Help from a Benefits Enrollment Center

Start Enrollment or Ask Questions

A Benefits Enrollment Center (BEC) can offer you personal, one-on-one assistance as you navigate program eligibility and look to apply. With support from the National Council on Aging (NCOA), the BEC can help you apply for an enroll in all of the benefits you may be missing out on.

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Toll-Free: 1-800-794-6559

Website: support@benefitscheckup.org

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