Under this program veterans as defined by state law, who do not receive a ta exemption under Chapter 59, section 5, are eligible to participate and earn a real estate credit in the gross amount of $1,500 ( federal taxes must be deducted from the earnings). The program provides for 10 participants who are selected through a lottery process.
Applications are available during the 30 day period after the first tax bill is mailed in the fall and must be submitted by the date that real estate taxes are due. Applicants selected in the fall are assigned to work projects to complete between January and August of the coming year and are earning a credit for the following tax year.
The program is administered by the Veterans Services Department, the Assessors office and the Treasurer.