- Credits & Benefits
Credits & Benefits
The Assessor's Office administers property tax exemptions and credits within the Town of Greenwich. An exemption is a reduction of assessment and a credit is a reduction of taxes. Please contact the office for complete filing details and forms.
Senior Property Tax Relief
Greenwich residents who are age 65 or older and meet eligibility guidelines may qualify to receive Local or State tax credits, dependent upon annual gross income. Owners of condominiums and cooperative apartments are also eligible. Individuals are required to file every two years. If there is a significant change in qualifying income, individuals can reapply between filing periods. Applications are available and accepted between February 1 and May 16.
To be eligible for benefits, a Veteran must be a resident of Greenwich, have served at least 90 days during an active period of war in the U.S. Armed Forces and received an Honorable Discharge. Veterans who file their DD-214 (Honorable Discharge) with the Town Clerk prior to October 1 will receive a property tax exemption on either real estate or a motor vehicle.
A Veteran who is entitled to a disability pension, as determined by the Veterans Administration, is eligible for a Disabled Veterans Exemption. The exemption needs to be filed with the Assessor's Office once, unless there is a change in status.
Active Military Personnel
Members of the U.S. Armed Forces currently on active duty may be eligible to have one passenger motor vehicle, owned or leased, exempt from property tax. To qualify, a letter must be submitted annually, by December 31, from their commanding officer stating the dates of active service.
Military Veterans - Public Act 18-47
Benefits have been extended to Veterans diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress, Traumatic Brain Injury or experienced Military Sexual Traumas determined by the Veterans Administration. Forms are available in the Assessor's Office.
Exemption for Legally Blind
Any individual who presents a certification of Legal Blindness from the State of Connecticut Board of Education and Services for the Blind (BESB) may be eligible for a 3,000 exemption from their assessment if filed prior to Oct 1.
Exemption for Disability
An individual who receives a disability pension from Social Security Administration is eligible for a 1,000 exemption from their assessment. To qualify you must file a copy of your "Award Letter" that states disability, along with an application, prior to Oct 1.
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