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Elderly Tax Relief

Connecticut law provides for annual tax relief payments for certain home-owners. The following information applies to applications filed in 2022 for the Grand list of Oct.1, 2021.

To be eligible for such a grant:

  • You, or your spouse must have been at least 65 years of age as of December 31, 2021; or you must be over 18 and permanently disabled.
  • You must be a permanent resident of the State of Connecticut. The property must be the applicant's primary residence.
  • Your 2021 income cannot exceed $46,400 if you're married or $38,100 if you're single/widowed. 
    • Income definition: Qualifying income is defined as adjusted gross income for IRS purposes plus any income not included in such adjusted gross income plus the amount received from Social Security
  • You must provide the Assessors office or the Senior Center with a copy of your federal income tax return if you file one, and a copy of your Social Security 1099 form. The Assessors office or the Senior Center may require all other proofs of income that may be necessary for the certification of the claim (Senior Center, 55 Pearl Street 860 826-3553).
  • Please be aware that the IRS has issued specific guidance about the 2021 stimulus payments and have stated that these payments are not categorized as income, therefore, any economic stimulus payments received during calendar year 2021 WILL NOT count as income for these tax relief programs.

In addition to the above conditions, homeowners must:

  • File an application between February 1st and May 13th.
  • Own the property or hold a tenancy for life or a number of years, which makes the applicant liable for payment of taxes (CGS Sec 12- 48).
  • Credits are determined as a percentage of taxes.

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New Britain, CT 06051
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Income Tax Credit % Tax Credit Maximum Tax Credit Minimum
  married unmarried married unmarried married unmarried
0 to 19,100 50% 40% $1,250 $1,000 $400 $350
19,100 to 25,600 40% 30% $1,000 $750 $350 $250
25,600 to 31,900 30% 20% $750 $500 $250 $150
31,900 to 38,100 20% 10% $500 $250 $150 $150
38,100 to 46,400 10% 0% $250 $0 $150 $0