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Below info re tax relief programs for Sr Citizens and disabled (more for veterans also available from Tax Assessor) is from town website at: https://www.townofwinchester.org/tax-assessor/pages/tax-relief-plans

Tax Relief Plans

The Town of Winchester now offers 3 basic plans for taxpayers 65 and over and totally disabled persons, and an additional program for 70-year olds. (from Editor: The town also offers Veterans tax relief programs; call or visit Tax Assessor for more info on these programs.)

1ST PROGRAM:

The town and state credit is a sliding scale based on income. The State of Connecticut contributes part of the credit and the Town provides the other part.

In order to continue receiving tax credit benefits for elderly, under state law, you or someone appointed by, must fill out the enclosed application and return it to this office no later than May 15, 2018.

To remain on this program, you must file in accordance with the instructions on the application. You are required to submit proof of your income. This proof is based on your 2017 income consisting of a copy of your Federal Income Tax Return, bank statements showing interest earned, dividend statements, and statements from Social Security (form SSA-1099). These requirements must be met in order to continue on the program.

2ND PROGRAM:

An additional program is a Tax Deferral Program where real estate owners must qualify by income and age requirements and be owner occupied for 3 or more years. The homeowner is eligible to defer up to 75% of their taxes. Taxes will be paid back to the Town when your home is sold or title is transferred to someone else. Although the Town will place a lien on the Land Records, this is an INTEREST FREE lien, and simply means that the Town is entitled to reimbursement the day the property is sold. The advantage to you in selecting this program is especially attractive for those who wish to have more cash flow and be able to meet their living expenses or have extra money to invest for the future, travel, or have a better quality of life. Keep in mind that this is an INTEREST FREE lien. Please contact our office for an application if you wish to apply for this benefit.

Income Requirements:

  • Income for Single $35,300

  • Income for Married $43,000

If you have any questions pertaining to either application or the information required, please do not hesitate to contact the office at (860) 379-5461. Our office hours are Monday through Wednesday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Thursday 8:00 am to 7:00 pm, and Friday 8:00 am to 12:00 noon.

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Note: If you do NOT apply, you will never know if you are entitled to local property tax relief! - Editor, WinstedNews.com   

 

 

 

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