Tax relief programs aim to help seniors

Tax relief programs aimed to help seniorsSome seniors are not enjoying their retirement living years because of financial hardship brought on by the poor economy. However, a new tax relief program may help many aging adults with their bills and other expenses, according to the Henderstonville Star.

With this program, seniors who qualify can earn $126 back annually, and the county will match it so the total is a $252 rebate. In order to qualify, an aging adult must make less than $26,830 a year, according to the media outlet.

"[Seniors] don't have to make an appointment, but they should call our office to find out what they need to bring in as far as documentations," Marty Nelson of Sumner County Trustee's office, told the news source. "If you are a brand-new applicant and qualify, you have to pay your taxes up front and the state will send you a check. The next year if you still qualify, the state will send you a voucher and you can take that off your tax payment."

According to NewJerseyToday, there is a deadline for these programs, so seniors should get their paperwork in by October 31.