Homeowners and renters are missing out on millions of dollars in tax relief. Use the resources below to learn more.
Connecticut Program Overview
Property Tax-Aide features the Tax Credit for Elderly Homeowner program and the Income Tax Credit for Property Taxes (previously available to older residents but has been expanded to include all adults meeting the income limits).
Tax Credit for Elderly Homeowner
- Owner, or spouse if domiciled together, must have been 65 by the end of the calendar year preceding the filing period. o A surviving spouse between the ages 50 and 65, provided continues to meet all the qualifications and does not remarry
- Claimant must own the property and reside there as your principal residence for at least 6 months and one day for the program year
- Claimant’s 2022 qualifying income must not exceed $43,000, if unmarried, or $49,100 if married, including income of both husband and wife
- Application may be made with the Assessor’s Office between February 1 and May 15th.
- Tax credits, once filed for and approved by the Assessor, extend for a two-year assessment period. The assessor will notify each taxpayer concerning refiling requirements in time to refile.
- Application form M-35H submitted to local assessor’s office
- Proof of income including a copy of the filed federal tax return and Form 1099 from Social Security. If taxes are not filed, statements of all income sources must be submitted.
- “Qualifying income” is defined as all taxable and nontaxable income. This definition includes taxable income as may be reported for Federal Income Tax purposes, as well as non-taxable income.
- Gross income - includes: Federal Gross Income or its equivalent. Such as, but not limited to wages, lottery winnings, pensions, IRA withdrawals, interest, dividends and net rental income (excluding depreciation).
- Non-taxable interest - example: interest from tax exempt government bonds social security or railroad retirement income - Add Medicare premiums (Attach SSA 1099)
- Any other income not reflected in the above - Examples: Federal Supplemental Security Income
- Property Gross Assessment
For more information, contact the Office of Policy and Management at (860) 418-6406, or email [email protected].
Additional information is available from the State Office of Policy and Management, Question and Answer Booklet for the Homeowners, Totally Disabled and Additional Veterans’ Tax Relief Programs
Income Tax Credit for Property Taxes
- The credit is limited to Connecticut residents who have to pay Connecticut property taxes on their primary residence and/or motor vehicle
- For filing the 2022 tax return, the AGI income limits are less than $109,500 for single taxpayer; $130,500 for married filing jointly or qualifying surviving spouse; $65,250 for married filing separately; or $114,500 for head of household taxpayer. Federal adjusted income is adjusted, particularly adding back non-Connecticut income that was deducted for Federal purposes and subtracting income that is taxes by including an adjustment for Social Security benefits and railroad retirement benefits.
- The credit is for the property taxes paid on primary residence or motor vehicle registered to the taxpayer’s primary residence.
- Income tax return is due on or before April 18, 2023.
- Can be filed electronically
- CT 1040 income tax return must be submitted
- Schedule 3 Property Tax Credit must be included with the Connecticut income tax return.
For more information visit the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services website
Form CT-1040 can be filed electronically at https://portal.ct.gov/DRS-myconneCT
Tax forms with payment can be sent to:
PO Box 2977 Hartford CT 061004-2977.
For refunds and all other tax forms without payment, send to:
PO Box 2976 Hartford CT 06104-2976
Property Tax-Aide has independently selected the property tax relief programs featured on this website that we think are the most relevant and beneficial to older adults. It is not an exhaustive list of all property tax relief programs available in each state. Please consult your local tax agency for a comprehensive listing of property tax relief programs in your area.