Commissioner Ron Welch (BG Ret.) invites Connecticut Veterans to join him, members of the DVA Board of Trustees, DVA Staff and Residents, and State and Federal level dignitaries at the CT DVA’s Black History Month Celebration event. The event will take place on Thursday, February 22, 2024 at 10:00 A.M. at the DVA’s Gold Star Families Memorial Auditorium. Our Keynote speaker is Board of Trustee member Dr. Carlita Cotton. For more information press here

Overview

Veterans, who have ninety (90) days of wartime service, including Merchant Marines who served during WWII, are eligible for a $1,500 exemption for property tax purposes (e.g., real estate property or automobiles).

Veterans below a certain income level and/or disabled veterans are eligible for additional property tax exemptions. Surviving spouses of veterans may also be eligible for this benefit. Contact your municipality’s Tax Assessor Officer for specific details. [(CGS Sec. 12-81, CGS sec. 12-81g)

An exemption is the reduction of the property’s assessed value for tax purposes. (CGS Sec. 12-81).