Tax Relief Programs


NOTICE TO VETERANS

Veterans who served in the military during a time of war, and own property or cars in the Town of Cheshire must file their military discharge forms (DD214) with the Town Clerk’s office in order to qualify for a tax exemption. The Assessor’s office will make the final determination of the veteran’s benefits available. For periods of entitlement, contact numbers and other information, click here.


 

COVID-19 Related Tax Relief Information

Due to the pandemic, the State of Connecticut has issued the following:

EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 10:  
Suspension of Reapplication Filing Requirement for the Additional Veterans Tax Relief Program.

The biennial filing requirements imposed by Sections 12-81g, 12-81f, 12-81ii, and 12-81jj of the Connecticut General Statutes for taxpayers who were granted tax relief benefits pursuant to those sections for the Grand List year 2019 and who are required to recertify for the Grand List year 2021, are suspended and such taxpayers shall automatically maintain their benefits for the next biennial cycle ending in Grand List year 2023.

Suspension of Reapplication Filing Requirement for the Homeowners’-Elderly/Disabled Circuit Breaker and Freeze Tax Relief Programs.

The biennial filing requirements imposed by sections 12-170aa (e) and (f), 12-170v, 12-170w, 12-129b, 12-129c and 12-129n of the Connecticut General Statutes, for taxpayers who were granted tax relief benefits for the Grand List year for 2018 and who are required to recertify for the Grand List year 2020, are suspended and such taxpayers shall automatically maintain their benefits for the next biennial cycle ending in Grand List year 2022. 

Per the Office of Policy and Management:

“New filers must still abide by the May 15, 2021 deadline. “  Town hall is open; therefore, if you are a new applicant meeting all of the age and income criteria wishing to file for tax relief, please bring your proof of 2020 income or call 203.271.6620 and we will discuss filing options. 

Note:  bills paid on April 2, 2021 or later shall be delinquent and interest shall be charged at the statutory rate of 1.5% per month or 6% retroactive to January 1, 2021.


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