Tax Relief

Tax relief is available to residents 65 and older or residents who are permanently and totally disabled. Income guidelines vary with the different programs. To assist you in determining eligibility, the information is given in the chart below. To assist you in determining eligibility, the information given in the chart below.

Exemptions and Credits Administered Bethel Assessor's Office
Description Age Requirement Income Requirement Filling Dates Assessment Reduction Tax Credit
Blind:
State Program None None Oct. 1-Jan. 31 $3,000  
Bethel Program None (M) $42,900
(S)  $35,200
Feb. 1-Oct. 1
(Annual Filing)
$2,000  
Social Security Disabled Persons:
State Program None None Oct.1-Jan. 31 $1,000  
State Homeowner Program None (M) $42,900
(S)  $35,200
Feb.1-May 15
(Biennial Filing)

Varies based on Income ($150-$1,250)
Bethel Program None (M) $42,900
(S)  $35,200
Feb.1-Oct. 1
(Annual Filing)
$1,000  
Bethel Homeowner Program None (M or S)
$48,000
Feb.1-May 15
(Annual Filing)

Varies based on Income (10%-75%)
State-Renters None (M) $42,900
(S)  $35,200
April 1 - Oct. 1
(Annual Filing)
This is a rent credit based on income, rent and utilities paid for calendar year.
($50.00 - $900.00)
Elderly:
State-Homeowner Program 65 (M) $42,900
(S)  $35,200
Feb. 1-May 15
(Biennial Filing)
  Varies based on Income ($150-$1,250)
Bethel Homeowner Program 65 (M or S)
$48,000
Feb.1-May 15
(Annual Filing)

Varies based on Income (10%-75%)
State Renters Program 65 (M) $42,900
(S)  $35,200
April 1-Oct. 1
(Annual Filing)
This is a rent rebate based on income, rent and utilities paid for calendar year.
($50.00 - $900.00)
Veterans Programs:
State-Standard Program
See Note: "A" below
None None Honorable Discharge filed on or before September 30th
$1,000  
State-Additional Program
See Note: "A" below
None None Honorable Discharge filed on or before September 30th
50% of Standard Exemption  
State-Disabled Program None None V.A. Form 20-5455
(Annual filing)
$1,500 - $3,000  
State-Limited Income None (M) $42,900
(S)  $35,200
Feb.1-Oct. 1
(Biennial Filing)
Standard Veterans Exemption Doubled $2,000-$6,000)  
Bethel-Limited Income None (M) $67,900
(S)  $60,200
Feb.1-Oct. 1
(Biennial Filing)
$10,000 or 10%
100% Disabled None Taxable Only
(M) $21,000
(S)  $18,000
Feb. 1-Oct. 1
(Biennial Filing)
Standard Veterans Exemption Doubled
$6,000
 
Bethel-Disabled Specially Equipped Veterans Car None None Feb. 1-Oct. 1
(Annual Filing)
One Motor Vehicle Registered in Veterans Name  
           
Note: Income and age requirements based on calendar year which precedes filing dates. (M) Married
(S) Single
  John C. Sarver
Bethel Tax Benefit Coordinator
Office Telephone: (203) 794-8594
Email: sarverj@bethel-ct.gov
 


Note "A" – Program also applies to any current service person on active duty for 90 Days during time of War