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    Elderly and Disabled Homeowner Program

    May 15th is right around the corner and if you haven’t scheduled your
    appointment to complete your application, time is running out! If this is your year to reapply, you would have already received a letter from the Town of Preston Assessor inviting you to reapply. Additionally, you would have received a
    reminder call from my office too. For individuals who still hadn’t responded,
    another letter was forwarded to again remind you of your need to reapply. We’re
    trying to help you continue this benefit but, we can’t do it alone. To schedule an
    appointment, please call the Senior Affairs Office at 860-887-5581 ext.6.

    It’s Budget Time!

    Yes, it’s that time of year when the General Government and Board of
    Education budgets are presented to the public for discussion. Have you ever
    attended one of the Public Hearings? Do you wait for your property tax bill to
    arrive and say “This is crazy, what’s going on?” This is your opportunity to get the
    real story on what the driving forces are behind those tax bills. Don’t voice your
    concerns after the fact, be proactive and make a difference.

     

    Public Hearing: April 25th at 7:00 p.m. in the Preston Veterans Memorial School gymnasium, Route 164, Preston

    Town Meeting: May 9th at 7:00 p.m. in Preston Veterans Memorial School gymnasium, Route 164, Preston

    Referendum: May 23rd, (time to be announced) Preston Plains Middle School, Route 164, Preston.

     

    Your voice does matter!

    Elderly & Totally Disabled Tax Relief Program

    As a reminder, the application for the Homeowners Program is May 15,
    2024. It may seem like a long way away but it’s right around the corner. Call 860-
    887-5581 ext. 6 to set up your appointment. If you file Income Tax, that process
    must be completed prior to scheduling your appointment. For additional
    information, please contact the Senior Affairs Office at 860-887-5581 ext.6.

    Renters Rebate Program

    The Renter’s Rebate Program begins accepting applications on April 1st through October 1st, 2024.

    Participants in the program must be 65 years of age by the end of the
    calendar year preceding the filing period; or be 50 years of age or older and the
    surviving spouse of a renter, who at the time of his/her death, had qualified and
    was entitled to tax relief at the time of his/her death. Applicants filing under the
    disability provision must be accompanied by current proof of disability. The
    Claimant must have been a resident in Connecticut for a one-year period of time
    prior to filing an application.

    The qualifying income guidelines for the calendar year 202 3 must not
    exceed $43,800.00 if unmarried, or $53,400.00 if married. For married couples or other, unless legally separated, income from both husband and wife must be
    counted in establishing qualifying income, regardless of living arrangements.

    Qualifying income is considered wages, bonuses, commissions, gratuities
    and fees; self-employment net income, gross Social Security benefits, Federal
    Supplemental Security income, dividends, interest, annuities; IRA distributions,
    Black Lung payments; Green Thumb payments; interest resulting from gifts
    received; Lottery winnings; net rental income, pensions, Railroad Retirement;
    severance pay, Unemployment compensation, Workers Compensation, Alimony,
    etc.

    The applicant must provide proof of rent and utilities payments during the
    2023 calendar year.

    Individuals interested in making application for the Renters Rebate of
    Elderly and Totally Disabled Program are requested to contact the Senior Affairs
    Office at 860-887-5581 ext. When leaving a message, please include your name
    and telephone number. Thank You.

    AARP Tax-Aide Appointments

    The schedule of available time slots is quickly filling up for the free income
    tax assistance program.

    Some slots are available on February 14, two slots are open on February 28th, three on March 13th and several openings remain on March 27th and April 10th.

    The program is open to residents and non-residents alike. For additional information or to schedule your appointment, please contact the Senior Affairs Office at 860-887-5581 ext. 6. The AARP Tax-Aide appointments are held at the Preston Senior Center, 42 Long Society Road, Preston.