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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 2024 for the Grand list of Oct.1, 2023.

To be eligible for such a grant:

  • You, or your spouse must have been at least 65 years of age as of December 31, 2023; 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 2023 income cannot exceed $54,400 if you're married or $43,800 if you're single/widowed. 
    • Income definition: Qualifying income is defined as all taxable and nontaxable income. This Definition includes taxable income as many be reported for Federal Income Tax purposes, as well as non-taxable income, All monies received are to be considered part of qualifying income, unless specifically exempted. 
  • You must provide the Assessor's office or the Senior Center with a copy of your 2023 federal income tax return if you file one, and a copy of your 2023 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).

In addition to the above conditions, homeowners must:

  • File an application between February 1st and May 15th.
  • 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
T: 860-826-3323
F: 860-612-5013

Income Tax Credit % Tax Credit Maximum Tax Credit Minimum
  married unmarried married unmarried married unmarried
0 to 20,200 50% 40% $1,250 $1,000 $400 $350
20,200 to 29,500 40% 30% $1,000 $750 $350 $250
29,500 to 36,700 30% 20% $750 $500 $250 $150
36,700 to 43,800 20% 10% $500 $250 $150 $150
43,800 to 53,400 10% 0% $250 $0 $150 $0