Manchester, Connecticut

Senior Volunteer Tax Credit Program

Senior Volunteer Tax Credit Program

The Senior Volunteer Tax Credit Program allows seniors the opportunity to volunteer their experience and services to participating agencies that consist of various non-profit Manchester agencies and Town departments, such as; the Senior Center and the Manchester Area Conference of Churches (MACC).  The program runs from November to May.

By participating, qualified seniors are able to receive as much as $500 tax credit off of their property tax.  The program allows up to 30 volunteers.  Some of the qualifications are as follows:

Do you have an annual income of not more than $36,000 unmarried or $43,900 as a married couple for the 2018 calendar year?
Will you be 65 years of age or older by December 31st 2018?
Do you own real property (home) in Manchester?
Do you occupy the property as your principal residence?
Are you able to work a minimum of 50 hours of volunteer service in Manchester between the time we qualify you for this program and May 15th, 2019.


If you answered yes to these questions, you may qualify for the Senior Volunteer Tax Credit Program OR if you were approved for the Town of Manchester’s Senior Property Tax Relief Program, through the Assessor's Office, you automatically qualify for the Senior Volunteer Tax Credit Program and you will need to provide documentation from the Manchester Office of Assessment and Collection. 

You must apply every year even if you qualified last year 

If you have additional questions, or would like to make an appointment please contact:

The Town of Manchester
Human Services Department
(860) 647-3092 or

Click here to print a copy of the Senior Volunteer Tax Credit Program brochure