The Assessor’s office administers the Elderly/Totally Disabled Homeowner’s program annually. This program will allow a credit on the June real estate tax bill to qualified taxpayers. The 2021 income limits are $38,100 for an unmarried homeowner and $46,400 for married homeowners, who must have owned their home by October 1, 2021, who live in their home, who are residents of this state, who have reached age 65 by December 31, 2021 or are totally disabled. The filing period opens on Tuesday, February 1, 2022 and will end on Friday, May 13, 2022.
New applicants must apply by May 13, 2022; 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 13, 2022 in order to continue to receive the benefit. Proof of income for 2021 is needed to apply. Income includes:
- Social Security Benefit Statement (1099 Form for 2021). 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, statements of 2021 taxable income -including Taxable Pensions, IRA’s, Interest, Dividends, Wages, etc., in addition to the Social Security Statement must be provided.
Applications for additional veteran’s benefits are also being taken, with a deadline of September 30 for that program. The same income guidelines apply.
Applications are filed online in the Assessor’s Office. The office is open Monday – Thursday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm and on Friday from 8 am – 1 pm.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call the Assessor’s office at (860) 668-3866.