Senior Tax Relief

This program is for any person who owns and occupies property in the Town of Madison as a primary residence may be entitled to tax relief for the elderly and totally disabled if they meet the qualifications of the program.

Eligibility

  • Property owner/occupant is 65 years or older at the end of the previous year.
  • Property owner's spouse living with them who is 65 years or older at the end of the previous year.
  • Under 65 and eligible in accordance with federal regulations to receive permanent total disability benefit under Social security, Railroad retirement and any government disability retirement plan.
  • Surviving spouse of previously eligible owner, 60 years of age or older.
  • Must have resided in and paid the property taxes in the Town of Madison for one year prior to application.
  • Real property is house and house lot in Madison for which relief is claimed and it must be the legal domicile occupied for 250 days or more per year.
  • Spouse of homeowner living in a nursing home on a permanent basis who is 60 years of age or older.
  • Joint ownership tax relief will be proportional to the legal interest in the property.
  • Applicant with life tenancy and/or property in trust is eligible if legally responsible for payment of property taxes.

Income Qualifications

  • Qualifying income is the same as for the State of Connecticut program of tax credit for the elderly and totally disabled and includes total Social Security, General Assistance, Veterans Pensions and Disability, etc.
  • Maximum income is $64,297

Tax Relief

  • Qualifying resident of between one and four consecutive years with income up to $64,297 may be eligible for $100 in tax relief.
  • Qualifying resident of five or more consecutive years may be eligible for tax relief as follows:

Tax Relief Income Table

Income Tax Relief
$18,966 and under $1,282
$18,967 - $38,581 $1,042
$38,582 - $51,440 $768
$51,441 - $64,297 $495

Application Procedure

  • Must complete application form for the state's Elderly and Totally Disabled Homeowners tax credit program.
  • Must complete Town of Madison addendum for determination of Madison's Tax Relief.
  • Apply between February 1 and May 15 every other year.
  • Applications are filed with the Municipal Agent for the Elderly at the Madison Senior Center, 29 Bradley Road, by appointment only.  Please call (203) 245-5687.
  • Documentation required to authenticate income; such as federal income tax return or for those not filing a return other evidence of qualifying income.