Veterans who have previously recorded their discharge papers and are already receiving an exemption, need not refile.
Veterans who may be entitled to tax exemption must have their DD214 discharge papers on file with the Town Clerk’s Office on or before September 30, 2018 to receive an exemption for the October 1, 2018 Grand List.
Additionally, any Veteran who has recently been honorably discharged, or moved to Southbury, and has 90 days or more of wartime service, must record his/her DD214 discharge papers with the Town Clerk’s Office on or before September 30th.
Any person having served anywhere after August 2, 1990 for ninety days or more of active service and has been honorably discharged, or is a member of the military who is currently serving honorably, are now eligible for a Veteran exemption. Members who are actively serving should contact the Southbury Assessor’s Office at 203-262-0674 for details on needed documentation. Veterans discharged after August 2, 1990, and who previously filed his/her DD214, must contact the Southbury Assessor’s Office in order to activate this exemption.
Veterans or their surviving spouse with an income less than $43,000 (married) or $35,300 (single) may qualify for additional benefits. Qualifying income means adjusted gross income as determined for the purpose of the Federal Income Tax, plus Social Security and any other income not included in such adjusted gross income. Application for the Additional Veteran Exemption must be completed at the Assessor’s Office no later than October 1, 2018.
The Town of Southbury also has an additional Veterans' exemption, which is also by income $53,000 (married) or $45,300 (single). The qualifying income means adjusted gross income as determined for the purpose of the Federal Income Tax, plus Social Security and any other income not included in such adjusted gross income. Application for the Additional Town Exemption must be completed at the Assessor’s Office no later than October 1, 2018.
Spouses of deceased Veterans, who have not remarried, are also eligible for the same exemption for which the Veteran was qualified.
ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS
As of July 1, 2008 any active member of the armed forces is entitled to the full exemption of one motor vehicle, regardless of the location of his or her vehicle. The definition of armed forces is the United States Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Air Force and any reserve component thereof, including the Connecticut National guard performing duty. Members who are actively serving should contact the Southbury Assessor’s Office at 203-262-0674 for details on needed documentation.
Connecticut disabled Veterans who receive eligibility notices directly from the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs may be entitled to property tax assessment exemptions ranging from 2,250 to 4,500 for service related disabilities depending upon disability rating. In order to receive this exemption, the Veteran must file form 20-5455 with the Assessor’s Office prior the Board of Assessment Appeals completion of duties. Veterans who do not receive a Tax Exemption Notice from the VA may call the Newington Regional Office at 1-800-827-1000 for a replacement form. Disabled Veterans who have reached the age of 65 will not receive a VA form 20-5455 but should notify their local Assessor’s Office of their date of birth.
For further information, call Al Santucci, Director of Veteran’s Service at 866-928-8387.