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This is a reminder for Veterans to apply for an Additional Veteran Exemption based on Income. The exemption is based upon certain income levels and marital status. There are two programs available to veterans. One is a State Program §12-81l and reference in subsection b under §170aa and the other is a Local Option Veteran Program §12-81f.

Application for the state additional exemption and the local option additional exemption are filed with the Assessor’s Office in the Town of which the veteran resides.  The filing period is from February 1st through October 1st of 2018. Once a veteran is approved for the additional exemption he/she must submit an application on a biennial basis. Income received by both a husband and his wife is considered in determining the eligibility of married persons for the exemption. If a person is legally separated pursuant to CGS §46b-40, as of the December 31st, 2017, he or she is treated as single for purposes of this program.

Under these additional exemption programs provided by subsection b under §12-170aa, §12-81l and § 12-81f, a veteran must meet several requirements to qualify for these additional exemptions.  The Veteran must have filed a DD214 or other proof of eligibility on the Land records by September 30th, 2017 as stated in §12-93 and meet the requirements under §12-81 subsection 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 and 24. All income received in the calendar year of 2017 must be filed in the proper manner with the Assessor at application time. The Veteran and/or spouse’s domicile, must be where they reside and located in the Town of Branford for the exemption to be applied. If the Veteran does not own real estate in the Town of Branford, the veteran’s  domicile must be in the Town of Branford and have their Motor Vehicles registered in the Town of Branford.

Please telephone the Assessor’s Office for additional requirements and any questions between 8:30 A.M. and 4:30 P.M. Monday through Friday at (203) 488-2039. Before applying you may want to telephone to learn the information that must be provided to make application.

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