Tax & Legal Assistance

 

AARP Tax-Aide Program

According to their website, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide provides in-person and remote tax assistance free of charge to anyone, with a special focus on low to moderate income taxpayers who are 50 and older and have simple taxes. Tax-Aide volunteers are located nationwide, and are trained and IRS-certified every year to make sure they know about and understand the latest changes and additions to the tax code. Tax help is provided in safe environments using a variety of methods based on a number of factors, including where you are located, COVID-19 spread, and volunteer availability.

Registration for this valuable service at the Newburyport Senior/Community Center opens each year on January 15th (or the first business day that follows) and continues until all slots are filled.  

In 2022, call the Newburyport COA (or your local COA on their designated start date) starting January 18th:  (978) 462-0430

 

Property Tax Assistance - Programs providing property tax exemptions and abatements for older citizens and surviving spouses are set forth in the General Laws of Massachusetts.

These CITY OF NEWBURYPORT Departments can provide assistance:

Assessor:  

Veteran's Services:  (978) 462-2201

 

The STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS Department of Revenue website contains helpful information related to state taxes.

 

Financial Planning Seminars

The Newburyport Council On Aging hosts regular presentations addressing special topics related to finance.

Money Management:

  • Investment Basics
  • Advanced Investment Strategies
  • Tax Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • Charitable Giving

 

Legal Assistance

Because of the pandemic legal consultations at the Senior/Community Center have been temporarily suspended.  We will make this valuable service available as soon as it is safe to do so.

When the Senior/Community Center is open to the public, attorneys from Elder Law Solutions provide free consultations on the first Monday of each month.  Call (978) 465-5407 to schedule an appointment.

Links to Other LegalServices: