Property Tax Work-Off Program

Individuals 60 and older work in an assigned Town Department in exchange for a reduction in their property tax bill.

Download: Tax Work Off Application

Download Property Tax Workoff Brochure (PDF)

Eligibility Requirements

  • Age 60+ (Inquire about under 60)
  • Own and occupy property for which Hingham taxes are paid
  • Present a copy of Hingham real estate tax notice upon application to program
  • Present a copy of 2022 Tax Return
  • You may be able to have a representative work on your behalf if you are physically unable
  • If property is in a trust, applicant must be listed as a beneficiary of trust and retain ownership of property and provide documentation
  • Must meet income eligibility guidelines - $64,000/single, $96,000/couple

Selection Process

  • Must meet eligibility guidelines
  • Must have appropriate skills for position
  • Agree with department head that it is an appropriate match

Opportunities are Available In:

  • Municipal Offices
  • Senior Center
  • Library
  • Schools
  • Fire Department
  • Public Works Department
  • Open to suggestions from participant


  • $15.00/hr. (minimum wage - 2023)
  • May work up to a maximum of 125 hours per calendar year
  • Half of abatement will be deducted from real estate taxes in Feb 2024, remainder off May 2024 real estate taxes
  • The IRS considers a reduction in taxes as a result of the Tax Work Off Program as income

How to Apply

  • Download: Tax Work Off Application and return to Hingham Elder Services, 224 Central Street, Hingham, MA 02043
  • The deadline for submitting hours worked is October 1 annually

Property Tax Relief Programs

The Town of Hingham offers a number of different property tax relief programs for residents based on age, income, and veteran or disability status. Town staff can help direct you to the right programs and exemptions.
Assessing Department - Exemptions and Relief