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Ten vets to get tax breaks in Greenfield

GREENFIELD — Ten veterans are about to get a break on their property taxes from the town.

Town officials have recognized the burden that increased taxes have had on those veterans who own homes, so it has implemented a Veterans Tax Work-off Program to help.

The new program will allow qualified veterans to apply for a credit of up to $1,000 on their property tax bills by volunteering in a town department as many as 125 hours within a year, said Timothy Niejadlik, the town’s director of veterans services.

The 10 veterans will be selected and then matched with the appropriate departments based on their skills and interests.

To qualify, veterans must be residents of Greenfield, been discharged under honorable conditions, be current with their property tax payments and meet income guidelines: single veterans must make less than $45,100 a year and married veterans must make less than $51,550 a year.

The program will run from July 1 through Dec. 15 this year.

Niejadlik said applications are now available at the Veterans Services Office at 114 Main St., as well as in the mayor’s office on the second floor of Town Hall.

Applications must be submitted by May 5 to be considered. Applicants will be notified of acceptance around June 1.

Town Council recently approved the program.

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