Suffield Assessor Update

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The Suffield Assessor reminds elderly and totally disabled homeowners that the filing period for the state and local Homeowners benefit programs has opened and will end on Monday, May 15, 2017. This program will allow a credit on the July real estate tax bill to qualified taxpayers. The income limits are $35,200 for an unmarried homeowner and $42,900 for married homeowners, who must also be residents of this state, be age 65 by December 31, 2016 or be totally disabled.

New applicants must file an application by that date; any current recipient of the benefit who has received a letter from the assessor’s office reminding them to apply this year must also apply no later than May 15 in order to continue to receive the benefit. Proof of income for 2016 is needed to apply. Please bring all information to the Assessor’s Office. Income includes:

• Social Security Benefit Statement (1099 Form for 2016).

• Federal Income Tax Return filed this year (for 2016) (If filed).

• If an income tax return is not filed, statements of 2016 taxable and nontaxable income -including Taxable Pensions, IRA’s, Interest, Dividends, Wages, etc. are needed.

Applications for additional veteran’s benefits are also being taken, with a deadline of October 1 for that program. The same income guidelines apply.

Application Hours
Monday ­– Thursday
8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call the Assessor’s office at 860- 668-3866.

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