Monadnock Ledger-Transcript – Jaffrey Public Library Partners with AARP Foundation for Tax Assistance

Published: 05/31/2022 18:59:58

Jaffrey Public Library has joined the AARP Foundation Property Tax-Aide to help low- and middle-income seniors get money back on their homes by helping them navigate the state process for property tax relief. property tax.

Through Property Tax-Aide, library staff and volunteers use a confidential online digital tool that helps seniors determine their eligibility and apply for property tax relief. The library is planning virtual and in-person appointments at 38 Main St. Masks are required for in-person appointments.

To qualify, residents must own or have an interest in a property subject to state education property tax, reside in the property on April 1 of the year for which the relief request is made, and have a total household income of $37,000 or less if single or $47,000 or less if married or head of a New Hampshire household. The filing period runs from May 1 to June 30.

According to AARP, only about 8 percent of low- and middle-income seniors take advantage of property tax relief programs available in their communities. New Hampshire is one of 13 states currently supported by the AARP Foundation Property Tax-Aide program.

For more information or to make an appointment, call the Jaffrey Public Library at 603-532-7301.

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