Retirement Info-MA

Senior Circuit Breaker Tax Credit

As a senior citizen, you may be eligible to claim a refundable credit on your personal state income tax return. The Circuit Breaker tax credit is based on the actual real estate taxes paid on the Massachusetts residential property you own or rent and occupy as your principal residence.

The maximum credit amount for tax year 2018 is $1,100. If the credit you're owed exceeds the amount of the total tax payable for the year, you'll be refunded the additional amount of the credit without interest. Learn more with Senior Circuit Breaker Tax Credit.

Learn more on the MA Tax for Seniors

State Website

Visit: TIR 18-10: Annual Update of Real Estate Tax Credit for Certain Persons Age 65 and Older

Another great resource is the Senior Circuit Breaker Tax Credit Video Tutorial.