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Madison, Connecticut

8 Campus Drive, Madison, CT 06443

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 587, Madison, CT 06443
Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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Telephone: 203-245-5641
Fax: 203-245-5639

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Alma Carroll, CCMC
Director of Town Services / Tax Collector
Colleen Kieswetter, Assistant Tax Collector

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Senior & Disabled Tax Relief

Tax Deferral Program

 

Town of Madison
Senior and Disabled Tax Relief

What is the program?

  • 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.

Who is eligible?

  • 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.

What are the income qualifications?

  • Qualifying income is the same as for the State of Connecticut program of tax credit for the elderly and disabled and includes total Social Security, General Assistance, Veterans Pensions and Disability, etc.
  • Maximum income is $58,450

What is the amount of tax relief?

  • Qualifying resident of between one and four consecutive years with income up to $57,335 may be eligible for $100.00 in tax relief.
  • Qualifying resident of five or more consecutive years may be eligible for tax relief as follows:

    INCOME                          TAX RELIEF  
    $35,071 and under           $950
    $35,072 - $46,761           $700
    $46,762 - $58,450           $450

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 1st and May 15th biennially (every other year).
  • Program Administrator is Madison Senior Services and appointments can be made by calling 245-5627.
  • Documentation required to authenticate income; such as federal income tax return or for those not filing a return other evidence of qualifying income.

Tax Deferral Program

What is the program?

  • Any person who owns and occupies property in the Town of Madison as a primary residence may be entitled to defer payment of the real estate taxes if they meet the qualifications of the program.

Who is eligible?

  • Property owner 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.
  • To be eligible, applicant’s mortgages, home equity and other liens cannot exceed the assessed value of their homes.

What are the income qualifications?

  • The applicants qualifying annual income is defined as all forms of income without exception. Income shall include adjusted gross income as defined in the Internal Revenue Code plus Social Security, Railroad Retirement, income from other tax exempt retirement and annuity sources and income from tax exempt bonds.
  • If married, qualifying annual income of husband and wife must be combined.
  • Maximum income is currently $57,335.

What is the amount of relief?

  • Qualifying residents may defer 100% of the real estate tax, but cannot exceed $6,000 in any one-tax year.
  • Tax deferrals will be secured by a lien in the full amount. Full or partial repayments may be made at any time.
  • The Board of Finance sets the interest rate for amounts deferred annually. The current interest rate is 1.50%.

Application Procedure:

  • Must complete application form for the State’s Elderly and Totally Disabled Homeowner tax credit program.
  • Must also complete application form for the Town of Madison’s Senior and Disabled Tax Relief Program.
  • Must complete Town of Madison application for the Tax Deferral Program.
  • Apply between February 1st and May 15th annually.
  • Program Administrator is the Assessor’s Office and appointments can be made by calling 245-5652.                                                

Disclaimer
The Town of Madison offers this program as a service for its senior citizens and handicapped residents.  The advisability of this or any similar program depends on your individual financial situation and market values that are not entirely predictable.  Please discuss this option with your financial advisor or other trusted sources before making a final decision.

 


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