Cheshire is a town in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States. It is part of the Pittsfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 3,235 at the 2010 census. Elders Services of Berkshire County offers in-home and community services, housing options and information access, with the goal of helping seniors to continue to live in the community. Other Programs Include:
- Transportation: Van operates Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 8AM to 4PM
- Cheshire Senior Club: Every Wednesday at 12:30 PM
- Blood Pressure Clinic: 4th Wednesday 10:30 to 11:30
P.O. Box 647
Cheshire, MA 01225
Managed by the Age Friendly Foundation
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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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