Homeowners' Tax Relief
Elderly / Totally Disabled Tax Relief
***Important information regarding COVID 19 and tax payers required to refile for this years tax relief.***
This letter is inregards to the participant in the Homeowner’s Tax Relief Program. This program is based on income and gives youa percentage off your taxes.
Due to unforeseenissues with the COVID-19 virus and its impact on day to day business withsocial distancing, the State of Connecticut Office of Policy and Management hasissued guidance to all Assessors that this year’s filing for the tax reliefprogram will be suspended. This meansthat if you are currently receiving the benefit and received a letter from ustelling you to refile for the 2019 Grand List you should not. If you already filed the paperwork, we willuse the income you provided. If you havenot yet filed, we are going to use the 2017-year income to calculate the newbenefit. Everyone that received abenefit for last year’s grand list and still owns their property will get abenefit. Most benefits will not change.
Tax payers who wishto remain on the Local Tax program with the option where the Town gives you 50%of the State benefit without having to reimburse the town will not have to doanything. If for some reason, you wouldlike to change the Local Tax program to the option which matches the State benefitand is filed as a lien against the property, should call us in the office priorto May 15th, 2020.
Remember that theTown Hall is currently closed to the public. Please, if you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contactour office at (860) 742-4067.
You may qualify for the relief if:
- You are married and your income is not above $45,100
- You are single and your income is not above $37,000
All income, including social security, must be documented. The filing period is February 3 to May 15. You must be 65 years of age or older by December 31 preceding the year of application or 100% documented disability by December 31 preceding the year of application.
Important Information from the Social Security Administration - Changes In Certain Services (PDF)
Local Tax Deferral/Alternative Program
To qualify for the program, you must be part of the Elderly or Totally Disabled Tax Relief Program. If you file an application to defer the taxes, upon approval a lien shall be placed against the property and you receive a credit equal to what you received from the Elderly and Totally Disabled Tax Relief Program and is interest free. If you file an application to receive a credit, upon approval you will receive credit equal to one half of the credit you received from the State’s Elderly and Totally Disabled Tax Relief Program. The program’s filing period is from February 3 to May 15, biennially.
Applications for any and all programs are available in the Assessor’s Office.
For more information on these programs see this Brochure. Elderly Tax Credit and Additional Veterans Brochure