Elderly / Disabled Homeowners Tax Relief
THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT AND THE CITY OF NORWALK ELDERLY OR DISABLED HOMEOWNERS’ TAX-RELIEF PROGRAMS FOR 2015
The current application period is from February 1, 2016, to May 15, 2016; for qualifying applicants, the tax relief will begin with the July 1, 2016 payment.
For more information, please contact:
THE NORWALK ASSESSOR'S OFFICE (203) 854-7888
These programs are designed to help elderly or disabled homeowners reduce their property tax bill based on their income. To be eligible, an applicant must meet certain guidelines:
- The applicant or their spouse must have reached age 65 no later than 12/31/15.
- Disabled persons under 65 who are receiving permanent and total disability benefits may also be eligible. Proof of disability is required, please call for more information.
- The applicant must currently be a homeowner of record, and must have been so as of 10/1/2015. The property must also be the applicant’s principal residence.
- Application period is from February 1, 2016, to May 15, 2016. To determine qualification for tax relief, all taxable and non-taxable income for 2015 will be counted, including all Social Security income; proof of all income is required.
- For The State of Connecticut program, maximum qualifying income
levels, counting all taxable and non-taxable income for 2015, for single
and married applicants will be set by February 1, 2016. Tax relief
credits range from $150.00 to $1250.00, depending on qualifying income,
for 100% owners.
- For the City of Norwalk program, the maximum qualifying income level, counting all taxable and non-taxable income for 2015, for both single and married applicants, will be set by February 1, 2016. Tax relief credits are for $750 or $1265, depending on qualifying income, for 100% owners.
- For the City of Norwalk program the applicant must have been a Norwalk resident and taxpayer for at least 5 years, and must be current with all taxes.
Qualifying applicants may receive tax relief from both programs. Tax-relief credits are good for two (2) years, after which, the recipient must re-apply. None of the money awarded for the above programs has to be paid back. However, if an applicant (or current surviving spouse) should pass away or sell their property, the credit remainder for that current year will be adjusted and billed accordingly.