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Thursday, September 03, 2015

Reminder to Veterans on Tax Benefits

The Town of Westport Assessor’s Office has issued a reminder to all veterans (or widows/widowers of veterans) who have served during an active period of war for at least 90 days and have received an honorable discharge, to file their DD-214 in the Town Clerk’s Office prior to Oct. 1.

The exemption is $6,000 off an assessment and will be reflected in the July 2016 tax bill.

Veterans who have already filed and are receiving an exemption do not need to refile, an announcement said. The Town of Westport also offers a local option for an additional $20,000 off an assessment. 

The announcement said that this is an income qualifying program.  Maximum income is $59,600 for a single veteran and $67,200 for a married veteran.  Applications for this program are accepted prior to Oct. 1

A member of the armed forces who is currently on active duty may be eligible for an In-Service Exemption and have one passenger motor vehicle garaged inside or outside the state exempt from property tax. 

To qualify, the individual must submit a form annually confirming “on active duty” by signing the attestation statement (http://www.westportct.gov).

For details and/or questions contact the Assessor’s Office at (203)341-1070.

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