Tax Relief

Now’s the time to enroll in the Cheshire Aged Tax Reduction Applications

Cheshire City Homeowners 65+ and People with Disabilities tax credit applications will be submitted to the assessor’s office at Cheshire City Hall between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm through May 17, 2021.

These programs consist of the following elements:

State of Connecticut
Older homeowners
program

This is a property tax credit program for homeowners who are 65 years or older as of December 31, 2020 and who meet certain income guidelines.

These guidelines require that the annual income for a single person, including social security benefits, not exceed $ 37,600. Married couples are eligible if their income, including social security benefits, does not exceed $ 45,800.

Applicants are required to provide all evidence of their 2020 income, including a copy of their 2020 income tax return, if one has been submitted, and proof of Social Security Income (Form 1099) for the 2020 calendar year Own and live in a property for which tax relief is requested from October 1, 2020, or he must have a lease for the lifelong use of the property and be liable for the tax burden. This must be the principal or legal residence of the applicant.

Homeowners who are completely disabled and who do not qualify for the Older Homeowner Program because they are younger than 65 years of age can apply. You must provide proof of your disability letter to the social security authorities. In addition, the same income guidelines must be followed for the senior homeowner program.

Previous participants in this program will have to resubmit their applications every two years and will be notified of this refill request by email. New applicants who believe they are eligible for this tax break should check with the Assessor’s Office.

City of Cheshire Local
Tax relief program for the elderly

In addition to the State of Connecticut’s property tax relief program, the City of Cheshire has a local tax relief program.

This program currently offers three types of property tax breaks for qualified applicants. The first element of the program provides a tax credit for married couples whose income does not exceed $ 60,600 and for singles whose income does not exceed $ 56,000.

The second part of the program provides a tax deferral of up to 75% of tax for married couples whose income does not exceed $ 45,800 and for single couples whose income does not exceed $ 37,600.

The third part of the program is the local tax freeze for the elderly. The income limits for this program are the same as for the deferral program. Applicants must be 70 years old by December 31, 2020.

Further information is available from the assessor’s office.

To qualify for these local tax break programs, you must meet these income guidelines as well as the age or disability criteria set out in the government programs above. Applicants are required to provide all evidence of their 2020 income including a copy of their 2020 income tax return if one has been submitted and proof of Social Security Income (Form 1099) for the 2020 calendar year City program runs from February 1, 2021 to May 17, 2021.

For more information, please call the assessor’s office at (203) 271-6620.

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