Owners of real estate qualified under various subsections of 12-107 of CGS, applying for relief under provisions of this statute, must make application to the Assessor. Written application for such classification with the Assessor will be accepted not earlier than 30 days before not later than 30 days after the date of such assessment list. New qualified forester's report must be filed with the Assessor on or before the October 1 assessment date.
BLIND & DISABLED
New applications for the blind and totally disabled person’s exemption must be filed by October 1st of the assessment date.
Local Option Exemptions for Handicapped:
Under Barkhamsted Town Ordinances, Local Exemptions are available to the owners of certain private vehicles specially equipped for the transportation of the handicapped. Please call or visit the Assessor's office for further information.
Veterans must have filed their DD-214 form (discharge papers) with the town clerk’s office no later than September 30, 2013 to be eligible for the veteran’s exemption on the assessment of October 1st 2013 list year. Veterans may request their DD-214 on-line from the National Archives: http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/ . Veterans with service connected disability rating and under the age of 65, must submit to the assessor proof of disability rating from the Veterans Administration, in order to receive the proper amount of exemption on the 2013 Grand List.
Disabled Veterans aged 65 or older:
If you were receiving additional exemptions due to a Veteran's disability, you may be entitled to an additional exemption equivalent to the 100% disability rating. If you are not receiving such an exemption, please provide proof to the Assessor.
Additional Veterans' Exemption:
For income qualifying applicants the 2013 G/L will be based on the following income maximums: The maximum for single applicants will be $33,500; the maximum for married applicants will be $40,900. (File biennially form M-59a , Filing period Feb. 1st - Oct. 1st)
100% V.A. determined Disabled Veterans will continue to use $18,000 for single applicants and $21,000 for married applicants (adjusted gross income only;Social Security Income is not considered).
INFORMATION FOR DISABLED VETERANS WHO NEED TO OBTAIN VA VERIFICATION FOR TAX ASSESSMENT PURPOSES
Effective with tax year 2008, the Federal VA will no longer automatically mail to you VA Form 20-5455, “Statement of Benefit Payment Records,” for submission to your local Tax Assessor for tax abatement credit. You must now request on your own a Letter of Disability Verification from the VA Regional Office in Newington through one of the below methods and submit this letter to your Tax Assessor immediately upon receipt.
You must include in your request your full name, VA claim number (or Social Security number if not known), and your complete mailing address.
Ways for Disabled CT Veterans to Request an Annual Letter of Disability Verification from the VA
2. Fax a written request to (860) 665-7654
3. Call the toll-free CT Veterans Information Line at (866) 928-8387 and ask them to submit a request to the Federal VA on your behalf
4. Visit a district office of the CT Department of Veterans’ Affairs located in Bridgeport, Newington, Norwich, Rocky Hill, Waterbury or West Haven
(addresses and telephone numbers are available at www.ct.gov/ctva or by calling 866-928-8387)