Property Tax Exemptions

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Any qualifying exemptions will be applied to the following July tax bill.

Veteran's Exemption

To be eligible for this exemption, the Veteran must have served during a period of war as specified in State Statute 27-103 and file an Honorable Discharge  (form DD-214) in the town of residence with the Town Clerk by September 30th. It is only necessary to file once for this exemption.  Active duty military personnel are also eligible for this exemption and must file a letter stating active duty status by September 30th each year.

Goshen residents meeting the Basic Veteran’s Exemption in accordance with State Statute 12-81(19) may be eligible for an additional assessment exemption if they meet certain income limits. Applications are available from the Assessor’s Office and must be filed by October 1st. Once a veteran has been approved for this additional exemption, an application must be submitted every other year.

 

Active Duty Vehicle Exemption

A Goshen resident who is a member of the armed forces of the United States (including the reserves or Connecticut National Guard) on the October 1 assessment date may be eligible for the total exemption of one motor vehicle which is registered to or leased by the service person.  Apllication is to be filed no later than December 31st following the property tax due date.  Annual filing is required

Active Duty Exemption Form

 

Disabled Veterans Exemption

To be eligible for this exemption, submit a copy of your Veteran’s Disability Rating statement from the Veteran’s Administration. Disabled veterans that have established their eligibility for exemption are no longer required to file annually unless there is a change in the percentage of disability.

 

Handicapped Equipped Motor Vehicles

A local-option exemption is available with respect to a specially equipped motor vehicle owned by a person with disabilities or owned by the parent or quardian of a person with disabilities.

 

Exemption for Blindness

To receive a $3,000 assessment exemption, certification of blindness must be obtained from the State of Connecticut, Board of Education and Services for the Blind. This certificate must be dated and filed with the Assessor by October 1st. It is only necessary to file once for this exemption.

 

Exemption for Totally Disabled Taxpayers

To receive a $1,000 assessment exemption, proof of permanent total disability from the Social Security Administration must be presented to the Assessor along with a signed Form D-1 application by October 1st. It is only necessary to file once for this exemption.

Any qualifying exemptions will be applied to the following July tax bill.

If further information is needed regarding any expemption, please contact the Assessor’s Office at (860) 491-2115.  The office hours are Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9:00 am to 12:00 noon and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.