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 2nd through May 15th,
2015 – 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, 2014 or be considered totally
disabled by Social Security. Income
limitations for this state program are: $34,600 for a single person, and $42,200
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, 2015, 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, 2014 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
The Assessor’s Office is located in the Town Hall – 37
DeForest St. Call 860-945-5235 with any questions.
Carolyn Nadeau, CCMA II