Elderly Homeowner & Tax Freeze Information
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the State of Connecticut has changed the application process for the Totally Disabled and Elderly Homeowner Program (also known as the Circuit Breaker). Anyone who qualified for the 2017/2018 Grand List Years, will automatically qualify for the current years (the 2019/2020 Grand List Years). No application or income information needs to be submitted. If income information was already submitted showing the applicant is over income for this year, they still will not qualify.
Those who qualified during the 2018/2019 Grand List Years are already covered through to next year, and need not apply this year as it is.
Anyone who did not qualify in the past 2 years, or is applying for the first time, still must have their applications and income information into the Assessor’s Office by Friday, May 15th, at Noon.
The Executive Order as it pertains to this program reads as follows:
8. Suspension of Reapplication Filing Requirement for the Homeowners' Elderly/Disabled Circuit Breaker Tax Relief Program and for the Homeowners' Elderly/Disabled Freeze Tax Relief Program. The biennial filing requirements under Sections 12-170aa( e) and (f) and Sections 12-129b and 12-129c of the Connecticut General Statutes for any taxpayers who were
granted the benefit for the Grand List year 2017 and who is required to recertify for the Grand
List year 2019, are suspended and such taxpayers shall automatically maintain their benefits for
the next biennial cycle ending in Grand List year 2021.
To read the Executive Order in its entirety, follow this link https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/Office-of-the-Governor/Executive-Orders/Lamont-Executive-Orders/Executive-Order-No-7S.pdf?la=en
The Tax Freeze Program will be following the same guidelines. Anyone who qualified for the Tax Freeze last year, will automatically qualify for this year’s program, unless proof has already been provided showing the applicant being over income. If you did not qualify for this program last year, or this is your first year applying, your application and income information must be to our office by May 15th.
As of right now, the Additional Veteran’s Program is still running as scheduled, not being due until October 1st. If you automatically qualified for one or both of the above programs, but are due to apply for the Additional Veteran’s Program this year, you will still need to send us your application and income information as normal.
While the Town Offices are currently closed, we do have access to both E-mail and Voicemail. If you have any questions, please call the office and leave a message, or e-mail us, and we will get back to you as soon as we are able.
Income & Expense Form Information
Due to the COVID-19 Outbreak, The State of Connecticut has changed the filing deadline for Income and Expense reports. The date has been moved from June 1st, to August 15th.
The Executive Order reads as follows:
10. Extension of Deadline to File Income and Expense Statement. The taxpayer filing deadline set forth under Section 12-63c of the Connecticut General Statutes is extended to August 15, 2020.
To read the Executive Order in its entirety, follow this link:
Calculating Property Taxes
A mill is equal to $1 of tax for each $1,000 of assessment. To calculate the property tax, multiply the assessment of the property by the mill rate and divide by 1,000.
For example, a property with a assessed value of $50,000 located in a municipality with a mill rate of 20 mills would have a property tax bill of $1,000 per year.
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