Seekonk Taxpayers: Do you need HELP??
The Town of Seekonk’s Elderly and Disabled Taxation Aid Fund has funds available to assist elderly and/or disabled Seekonk residents to defray the cost of their property taxes. The fund consists totally of donations received from residents, businesses, community groups, churches, and friends.
The basic eligibility requirements are that fund recipients:
- must be at least 60 years of age by July 1, 2017, or disabled,
- must not exceed an annual combined household income of $48,720,
- must have owned and occupied the property as his/her primary domicile for at least five years prior to the July 1, 2017.
Meeting the income criteria does not automatically guarantee an award. In addition to household income, other assets, as well as other household debt and expenses, will be taken into consideration. A copy of the applicant’s most recent year’s Federal Income Tax Return(s) for each member of the household is required to be submitted with the application.
Applications and Application Guidelines (Definitions and Eligibility) will be available at the Seekonk Assessor’s Office, and also at Human Services, after July 1, 2017. Applications are due back in the Assessor’s Office, 100 Peck Street, no later than October 2, 2017. Final award decisions will be made by the Town of Seekonk’s Elderly and Disabled Taxation Aid Fund Committee no later than December 31, 2017. Awards will be applied to the February 1, 2018 and/or May 1, 2018 tax bill.