Board of Assessment Appeals - Forms and Instructions
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ELDERLY TAX RELIEF PROGRAMS
The Assessor’s Office will be accepting applications for the Elderly and Totally Disabled Homeowners program and the Town of Watertown Local Option Elderly Credit from February 1st through May 13th, 2016 – Monday through Friday from 9 to 4.
In order to qualify for the program, the applicant(s) must have reached the age of 65 by December 31, 2015 or be considered totally disabled by Social Security. Income limitations for this state program are: $35,200 for a single person, and $42,900 for a married couple. Income includes Social Security, interest, wages, and pensions. Copies of all statements relevant to this income must be presented at the time of application including a copy of the IRS 1040 form is one is filed. If the applicant is totally disabled, proof of the disability is required (TPQY). Income limitation for the Local Option Credit program is $45,000.
Additional Veteran’s Benefit applications for those who qualify can be accepted at the same time. All Veterans, regardless of income, are urged to call the Assessor’s Office to review their benefits to assure that they are receiving maximum amounts.
Beginning April 1st through October 1st, 2016, the Assessor’s Office will be accepting applications for the Elderly and Totally Disabled Rent Relief Program (Renter’s Rebate). Income guidelines are the same as shown above for homeowners. Applicants must bring proof of rent, and utility expense for January through December, 2015 along with proof of all income: Social Security, interest, wages, and pensions. A copy of the ITS 1040 is required if the applicant files. Applicants who are totally disabled must provide a copy of the TPQY (proof of disability). Applications are taken Monday through Friday from 9 to 4.
The Assessor’s Office is located in the Town Hall – 37 DeForest St. Call 860-945-5235 with any questions.
Donna Murphy, CCMA II
Please feel free to visit the Assessor’s Real Estate data base which is online at: http://www.qpublic.net/ct/watertown/
The Assessors maps are available online as well at: http://hosting.tighebond/watertownct .