The current exemptions available include Veterans, Disabled Veteran’s,
Totally Disabled, and Blind. In order to
qualify you must do the following:
Veterans: You must file your DD214 with the Town Clerk on or before September 30th. Once this is filed, you will receive your exemption each year, with
nothing further to file. There are state
and local income based tax credit programs available as well that must be
applied for between February 1st and October 1st biannually.
Disabled Veterans: If you have a disability rating through the Department of Veteran Affairs, a copy of your award letter or annual statement needs to be sent to the Assessor’s Office to increase your Veteran’s exemption. This need only be filed once, unless there is an increase to your percentage of disability. This must be
received in this office by January 31st.
Totally Disabled: If you are collecting Social Security as 100%
disabled, there is an exemption you may apply for. You must furnish a copy of your award letter
from SSA and file a short exemption form, available in the Assessor’s Office,
prior to October 1st. There
are state and local tax credit programs available as well that must be applied
for between February 1st and
May 15th biannually.
Blind: If you are legally blind, you may qualify for an exemption by furnishing this office with a certificate of legal blindness issued by the Board of Education and Services for the Blind.
Elderly: There are
state and local income based tax credit programs available to those over 65
that must be applied for between February
1st and May 15th biannually. In order to apply
for these programs, you must provide a copy of your income tax return, if you
file, your Social Security 1099, if you collect, and any other statements of
income you may receive. Please contact
the Assessor’s Office if you believe you may qualify and our staff will advise
you as to what you need to do next.