TOWN OF EAST HAMPTON
20 EAST HIGH STREET
EAST HAMPTON, CT. 06424
Carol Ann Tyler, CCMA I, Assessor
The Town of East Hampton Town Council passed an ordinance at their February 10, 2009 meeting that will allow for additional tax relief for certain elderly homeowners.
A recent Connecticut General Statute allows individual Towns to create their own program that would “Freeze” taxes at the current level by deferring any increase until such time that the property is sold or the owner ceases to occupy it as their primary residence.
The new tax relief program is totally voluntary and in order to qualify the homeowner must meet the following criteria:
Homeowner must be at least 70 (seventy) years of age by the previous December 31st or is the spouse of a person 70 (seventy years of age or older, provided such spouse is domiciled with such person, or 62 (sixty-two years of age or over and the surviving spouse of a taxpayer who, at the time of such taxpayers death had qualified and was entitled to tax relief under this section, provide the surviving spouse was domiciled with such taxpayer at the time of the taxpayers death
Homeowner must have resided in East Hampton for at least 5 (five) years,
Maximum income limits to qualify for the program on the October 1, 2009 Grand List are: for Single individuals $32,300 and for Married couples $39,500.
Filing period is February 1st through May 15th and every two years thereafter,
A lien is place on the land records for any taxes that are deferred in any given tax year.
Applications are available in the Assessor’s office and can be filed in conjunction with the regular tax relief application. The Assessor’s office will send letters to all those that have already filed for tax relief this year and to those who don’t have to file for the regular program until next year.