Tax Work-Off Programs

For Seniors and Veterans

The Town of Dennis has two Tax Work-Off Programs that allow citizens to earn up to $500 off their spring real estate tax bill. Volunteers can only participate in one program per year and only one tax credit may be applied per household.

Senior Tax Work-Off Program

The Senior program is open to 15 participants. Volunteers must complete 69 hours of service to the Town to get the full credit.

Requirements:

  • 60 Years of age or older
  • Must live in Dennis, reside at the property where tax relief is sought, and be the homeowner or trustee or spouse of the owner of the property.
  • Limited financial resources: Single person - $23,000; Married couple: $40,000.

Program starts October 1 and ends September 31. Tax credit would appear on the following Spring Real Estate tax bill. Applications are available at the Dennis Senior Center starting September 1st of each year and the program is open until all 15 spaces are full.

Veteran Tax Work-Off Program

The Veteran program is open to 10 participants. Volunteers must complete 50 hours of service to the Town to get the full credit.

Requirements:

  • Must be a veteran (must have a DD-214 Form)
  • Must live in Dennis, reside at the property where the tax relief is sought, and be the homeowner or trustee or spouse of the owner.
  • There is no income or age limit to the Veteran Program.
  • If the Veteran is unable to serve, they may designate a person (spouse or friend) to complete the volunteer hours in the Veteran’s stead.

Program starts January 1 and ends December 31. Tax credit would appear on the following Spring Real Estate tax bill. Applications are available starting November 1st of each year and the program is open until all 10 spaces are full.

Applications are available at the Dennis Senior Center. Volunteer hours can be performed at the Senior Center, Library, Police Department, or other Town departments. You will be matched based on your interest and job availability.