Tax Relief Programs


QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FOR THE HOMEOWNERS AND ADDITIONAL VETERANS CREDITS
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ELDERLY HOMEOWNERS OR TOTALLY DISABLED TAX CREDITS

The North Haven Assessor's Office is taking applications for Elderly Homeowner Credits from February 1 through May 15, 2023.

Call the Assessor's Office for an appointment at (203) 239-5321 ext. 610 or email: assessor@northhaven-ct.gov. 

Homeowner’s tax credits are available from the State of Connecticut (up to $1,250) and the Town of North Haven ($350) for the 2022 Grand List year.

Requirements to receive State benefits:

  • Owner or spouse must be 65 or older as of December 31, 2022.
  • Totally disabled owners, as determined by the Social Security Administration, have no age restriction.
  • Own the property or have deeded life-use of the property.
  • Resided at the property at least 6 months and one day as of October 1, 2022.
  • Maximum income for the State of Connecticut Homeowner’s credit is:
  1. Married: $49,100
  2. Unmarried $40,300

Requirements to receive local benefits:

  • Owner or spouse must be 65 or older as of December 31, 2022.
  • Totally disabled owners, as determined by the Social Security Administration, have no age restriction.
  • Own the property or have deeded life-use of the property.
  • Resided at the property at least 250 days per year
  • Paid real estate taxes in North Haven for at least 2 years preceding the application.
  • The maximum income for the Town of North Haven Homeowner's credit is:
  1. Married: $56,100
  2. Unmarried $47,300

Income includes Federal Gross Income on IRS form 1040 plus other income such as Social Security, Railroad pensions and any other income.

To complete the application the homeowner (or their agent) must bring the following documents to the Assessor’s Office:

  • IRS 1040 form for 2022 (if Filed)
  • Social Security 1099 forms for 2022
  • Any other statements of income (pensions, interest, dividends etc.) if IRS 1040 is not filed

Disability rating document from the Social Security Administration is required to receive disabled credits.

Note: The State and Town programs require re-application every two years.

VETERANS TAX EXEMPTIONS

The North Haven Assessor's Office is taking applications for Additional Veterans Exemptions from February 1 through October 1, 2023. 
 
Call the Assessor's Office for an appointment at (203) 239-5321 ext. 610 or email: assessor@northhaven-ct.gov

Veterans receiving the base $3,000 exemption only need to apply once unless they move out of town.

Veterans receiving more than the base exemption must reapply every two years.

To quality for exemptions you, or your spouse, must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Have served a minimum of ninety days (90) during one of the State of Connecticut recognized official wars and other military campaigns and operations.
  • Filed Discharge papers with the North Haven Town Clerk prior to October 1, 2022.
  • Own the property or have deeded life-use of the property prior to October 1, 2022.
  • Have primary residence in North Haven, Connecticut.

All veterans meeting the above requirements will receive a minimum of $3,000 exemption.

Additional exemptions are available from each the State of Connecticut and the Town of North Haven depending on income and/or percentage of disability.

The maximum income for the additional State of Connecticut exemption is:

  1. Married: $49,100
  2. Unmarried: $40,300

The maximum income for the additional Town of North Haven exemption is:

  1. Married: $74,100
  2. Unmarried: $65,300

Income includes Federal Gross Income on IRS form 1040 plus other income such as Social Security, Railroad pensions and any other income.

To receive the exemptions, the applicant (or their agent) must bring the following documents to the Assessor’s Office in the North Haven Memorial Town Hall, 18 Church Street:

  • IRS 1040 form for 2022 (if filed)
  • Social Security 1099 forms for 2022
  • Any other statements of income (pensions, interest, dividends etc.) if IRS 1040 is not filed 

Disability rating document from the Veterans Administration is required to receive additional disabled exemptions.

RENTERS REBATES

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FOR THE ELDERLY AND TOTALLY DISABLED RENTERS TAX RELIEF PROGRAM
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The North Haven Assessor's Office is taking applications for Renters Rebates from April 1 through October 1, 2022

APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Call the Assessor's Office for an appointment at (203) 239-5321 ext. 610 or email: assessor@northhaven-ct.gov.

Eligibility Guidelines:

  • Must be 65 years of age or older as of December 31, 2021.
  • Or if 50 years of age or older, and the surviving spouse of a renter who at the time his or her death had qualified and was entitled to tax relief, provided such spouse was domiciled with such renter at the time of his death.
  • If permanently and totally disabled the applicant must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Income includes Federal Gross Income on IRS form 1040 plus other income such as Social Security, Railroad pensions and any other income.
  • Maximum gross income of $38,400 for unmarried and $46,400 for married couples.
  • Must be a resident of Connecticut for at least one year.
  • Must live in a property not owned by the applicant and make regular rent payments

Required Documentation:

  • IRS 1040 form for 2021 (if filed)
  • Social Security 1099 forms for 2021
  • Any other statements of income (pensions, interest, dividends etc.) if IRS 1040 is not filed

For the disabled a proof of disability must be provided. 

Twelve months of receipts, statements or cancelled checks for each utility from 2021 (rent, electric, gas or oil heat and water).