We know many Connecticut businesses are struggling as they deal with the effects of COVID-19. We appreciate their perseverance and know they share our commitment to keeping our residents healthy. The state, working with its federal partners, has several programs and initiatives in place to assist businesses during this difficult period. For specific questions related to small business, email the Joint Information Center at COVID19.JIC@ct.gov, or call the DECD small business hotline at 860-500-2333. Individuals can call 2-1-1 for more information.

Real and Personal Property Tax Exemptions


To encourage businesses to continue to create jobs and modernize their operations, Connecticut exempts certain expenses from Connecticut property taxes.


Different levels of real and personal property tax exemptions are available for different types of investments.    

  • For newly acquired and installed machinery and equipment eligible for five- to seven-year depreciation, the real and personal property tax exemption is 100% for five years.
  • For inventories, the exemption is 100%.
  • For increased assessment for personal property for manufacturers, exemptions range from 30 to 100%.
  • Towns may also offer exemptions on eligible real property improvements for two to seven years. Depending on the investment amount, those investments may range from 20 to 50%
  • Once installed and used, unbundled software, machinery and equipment may also be eligible for up to a 100% exemption.
  • New commercial motor vehicles weighing over 26,000 lbs. that are used to transport freight for hire and all new commercial vehicles weighing over 55,000 lbs may qualify for a 100% exemption for five years.