In accordance with Connecticut General Statute 12-40, all persons who are liable to pay taxes on tangible personal property belonging to them on October 1, 2017 are hereby notified that they must file a declaration of their personal property on or before November 1, 2017, with the Assessor, or be subject to an estimated assessment and the statutory 25% penalty. Various exemptions are explained on the declaration and available if filed on time.
NO DECLARATION IS REQUIRED FOR MOTOR VEHICLES REGISTERED IN EAST HAMPTON, CT
NO DECLARATION IS REQUIRED FOR REAL ESTATE
Personal property includes, but is not limited to, non-CT registered motor vehicles, unregistered motor vehicles (including junk autos), campers, all business machinery, equipment, tools, commercial furniture and fixtures.
The filing deadlines for various exemptions and classifications are as follows:
Public act 490
all applications for classification of farm or forestland must be received by October 31, 2017.
Veterans claiming disability exemption must submit proof from the Veterans Administration. PA 85-573 allows veterans an additional exemption if their income is within the approved limits. This application must be filed by October 1 bi-annually.
Persons totally disabled receiving SSD benefits may be eligible for a $1000 property exemption. Proof of award and application must be submitted by January 31, 2018.
HOMEOWNERS & TOTALLY DISABLED
Residents 65 years of age or totally disabled may be eligible for a tax credit on real estate; income guidelines apply and are adjusted each year. You must request an application in February 2018 and file it on or before May 15, 2018.
The Assessor’s Office is open to receive the above lists and applications Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 8:00AM to 4:00PM, Tuesday 8:00AM to 6:30PM and Friday 8:00AM to 12:30PM.