Tax Exemptions

Due to the number and complexity of exemptions, the following is intended only to give you a general idea of what is available. If you think you may be eligible, please call the Assessor's Office to discuss details at (860) 844-5311.

Veteran's Exemption*

Veteran, who served at least 90 days during time of war, or an active duty serviceman, must prove eligibility by filing the required documentation with the Town Clerk of the town in which he resides on or before September 30.

Exemption : 1,500

Veteran's Disability Exemption*

(See above, must file required eligibility documentation with Town Clerk, on or before September 30th.)

Veteran's disability rating slips must be filed annually by March 31st.

Disability Rating 10%-25% = 2,250
Disability Rating 26%-50% = 3,000
Disability Rating 51%-75% = 3,750
Disability Rating 76%-100% = 4,500
Atleast 10% Disability & Over 65 = 4,500

Additional Veteran's Exemption-Income Dependent Portion

Person must meet certain income limits. Filing period is February 1st through October 1st.

Exemption : 3,000

Disability Rating 10%-25% = 4,500
Disability Rating 26%-50% = 6,000
Disability Rating 51%-75% = 7,500
Disability Rating 76%-100% = 9,000
Atleast 10% disability & over 65 = 9,000

Local Option Veteran's Exemption - Income Dependent Portion

Person must meet certain income limits. Filing period is February 1st through October 1st.

Exemption : 10,000

Federal Soldiers' Civil Relief Act

Provides that personal property belonging to an active duty serviceman is not to be taxed in the town in which the property is located due to military orders.

Motor Vehicle of a Serviceman

Exemption of one vehicle registered in Connecticut. Application must be filed within 15 months of the October 1st assessment date.

Totally Disabled Exemption

Provides a $1,000 reduction in assessment to CT resident receiving permanent total disability benefits.

Ambulatory Vehicle Exemption

Exemption from taxation for ambulance-type motor vehicles, i.e. specially equipped motor vehicles, used exclusively for transporting any medically incapacitated individual.

Blind Exemption

Provides a $3,000 reduction in assessment to those proving blindness.

Freeze

This program is not open to new applicants.

Elderly (Must be 65 or older) or Totally Disabled Persons Tax Relief Program

Must meet certain income parameters. Resident must file between February 1st and May 15th.

Farm

Application must be filed with the Assessor between September 1st and October 31st.

Forest

Certified by State Forester before October 1st.
Application must be filed between September 1st and October 31st.
25 acres or more.

Open Space

Application must be filed between September 1st and October 31st.