Homeowners Benefit Progam Filing

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The Assessor’s Office would like to remind elderly and totally disabled homeowners that the filing period for the state and local Homeowners Benefit program is open and will end on Friday, May 15, 2020. This program will allow a credit on the June real estate tax bill to qualified taxpayers. The income limits are $37,000 for an unmarried homeowner and $45,100 for married homeowners, who must also be residents of this state, be age 65 by last December 31 or totally disabled and live in the home.

New applicants must file an application by May 15, 2020; 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, 2020 in order to continue to receive the benefit. Proof of income for 2019 is needed to apply. Please bring all information to the Assessor’s Office. Income includes:

• Social Security Benefit Statement (1099 Form for 2019). This must be submitted, if you and/or your spouse receive Social Security benefits.

• Federal Income Tax Return (If you file).

• If you do not file an income tax return, bring statements of 2019 taxable income -including taxable pensions, IRAs, interest, dividends, wages, etc., in addition to the Social Security statement.

Applications for additional veteran’s benefits are also being taken, with a deadline of September 30 for that program. The same income guidelines apply.

Assessor’s Office Hours

Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Friday: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call the Assessor’s office at 860-668-3866. Please note that the Assessor’s Office is now located at 61 Ffyler Place (behind the new CVS).

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