Do I qualify for any exemption or tax credit programs in the Town of Ledyard?
The current exemptions available include Veterans, Disabled Veteran’s, Totally Disabled, and Blind. In order to qualify you must do the following:

Veterans: You must file your DD214 with the Town Clerk on or before September 30th. Once this is filed, you will receive your exemption each year, with nothing further to file. There are state and local income based tax credit programs available as well that must be applied for between February 1st and October 1st biannually.

Disabled Veterans: If you have a disability rating through the Department of Veteran Affairs, you receive a statement each year which states the percentage of your disability. You would receive this in late August or early September. A copy of this statement needs to be sent to the Assessor’s Office each year to increase your Veteran’s exemption. This must be received in this office by January 31st.

Totally Disabled: If you are collecting Social Security as 100% disabled, there is an exemption you may apply for. You must furnish a copy of your award letter from SSA and file a short exemption form, available in the Assessor’s Office, prior to October 1st. There are state and local tax credit programs available as well that must be applied for between February 1st and May 15th biannually.

Blind: If you are legally blind, you may qualify for an exemption by furnishing this office with a certificate of legal blindness issued by the Board of Education and Services for the Blind.

Elderly: There are state and local income based tax credit programs available to those over 65 that must be applied for between February 1st and May 15th biannually.

The income limits for all tax credit programs are set by the state and change each year due to cost of living. In order to apply for these programs, you must provide a copy of your income tax return, if you file, your Social Security 1099, if you collect, and any other statements of income you may receive. Forms are available upon request from the Assessor’s Office or if you prefer, you may come in any time during the application period and a member of our staff can assist you with your filing.

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