Adams is a town in northern Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States. It is part of the Pittsfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 8,485 at the 2010 census. The Adams Council on Aging (COA) is a town department. It was organized to develop a comprehensive network of in-home and community-based services and supportive programs for people sixty years of age and over in the Town of Adams. Progrms offered to residents of the community include:
- Computer Class for beginners and advanced users
- AARP Tax Assistance Program, Free to individuals with low to moderate income
- Meal site program: Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m., provided by Elder Services for members of the community
- Safelink wireless cell phone registrations available, free government sponsored cell phone, up to 250 free minutes a month
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Adams, MA 01220
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How did Massachusetts earn the grade of C? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Massachusetts has a state sales tax of 6.25%. Of particular interest is that Massachusetts does not have taxes on social security. There are estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. Massachusetts has an effective property tax rate of 1.21%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Massachusetts earned its state tax grade of C.
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