Elderly / Disabled Homeowner Tax Relief Programs

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The filing period is between February 1, 2023 and May 15, 2023.

Under City of Stamford Ordinance(s) 1282 Supplemental*, the City of Stamford offers biennial tax credit programs for totally disabled homeowners (with proof of disability from Social Security office) or seniors who have been 65 years of age as of December 31st, 2022:

  • The income maximums are $108,000 for married couples and $91,800 for single individuals.
  • Assets cannot exceed $400,000 for unmarried applicants or $600,000 for married applicants exclusive of an allowance of up to $1,000,000 off of the equity value of the residence for which the tax relief is sought.
  • Applicants must have no past due real property or motor vehicle taxes owed to the City of Stamford unless they are participating in a City approved payment plan and are less than sixty (60) days past due on such payment plan.
  • Applicants must own/hold life use for the property for which tax relief is sought as of October 1 of the assessment year. Property must be the applicant’s principal or legal residence. (Principal residence is defined as residency of at least 6 months and one day for the program year).  If property is in a Trust, a copy of the trust document is required.

*Credit amount may be adjusted due to number of applicants as outlined in the ordinance.

Note: Past participants who are required to re-apply in 2023 will receive a notice at the end of January 2023.

Required Documents:

  • Completed asset worksheet (please click here for a blank copy)
  • A COPY OF SOCIAL SECURITY EARNINGS FOR 2022 (FORM SSA-1099) If married, we will need both.
  • A COPY OF 2022 FEDERAL TAX RETURN (If filed, a copy must be submitted)
  • IF NOT REQUIRED TO FILE FEDERAL TAX RETURN, PLEASE PROVIDE COPIES OF PROOFS OF INCOME FOR 2022 (Including but not limited to wages, lottery winnings, taxable pensions, IRA’s, interest, dividends, net rental income. Federal Supplemental Security Income, State of Connecticut public assistance payments, General Assistance, veteran’s pensions, veteran’s disability payments, and any other income not listed above)

How to Apply: By Mail or In Person

1. By Mail:
Please mail the required documents (listed above) to the following address by April 14, 2023:

City of Stamford Tax Assessor’s Office
Homeowner Tax Abatement Program
888 Washington Blvd., 6th FL
Stamford, CT 06901

Note: From April 15, 2023 through May 13, 2023, applications can only be submitted in-person.

2. In Person:
Please call (203) 977-5888 to schedule an appointment.

Homeowners may qualify for this exemption in addition to the State Circuit Breaker exemption.

Applicants are required to file biennially. Any questions regarding these programs, please call (203) 977-5888.

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