If you are a resident for ten consecutive years or more and 65 years or older and/or totally disabled (with proof), the town offers the Senior Tax Stabilization Program. You qualify if you have an adjusted gross income of $52,000 or less. This application can be obtained from February to May 15 every year. Connecticut also offers tax relief for the elderly and totally disabled. The maximum income levels for the 2017 grand list were $43,000 (married) and $35,300 (single). Income includes wages, tips, salaries, interest, dividends (either taxable or exempt), and gross social security payments received during the 2016 calendar year. If you filed or intend to file a 2016 income tax return, we will need a copy. We also need a copy of you and your spouse’s (if applicable) Form SSA 1099, the statement of Social Security payments received during the 2016 calendar year. A State of Connecticut Circuit Breaker form can be obtained under our applications link. http://www.ct.gov/opm/cwp/view.asp?A=2985&Q=383136
Any questions, please contact the Assessor’s Office at 203-891-4723 for Kelly or 203-891-4724 for Larry.