The Old Lyme Assessor Walter Kent has announced that the Assessment Date of Taxable Property in the Town of Old Lyme is Oct. 1. It is no longer necessary for persons liable for taxes of real estate and automobiles registered with Connecticut Motor Vehicles Department to file Tax Lists with the Assessor annually as covered under Section 12-42 of the General Statutes.
Owners of tangible personal property, other than registered automobiles, such as commercial furniture, machinery and equipment, leased equipment, unregistered automobiles, camp trailers, etc., must file personal property list with the Assessor annually during the month of October. Failure to file prior to Nov. 1, forces the Assessor, by law, to file the list and add a 25% Penalty (Sec. 12-42, PA 87-245).
Totally Disabled Persons, if they meet the requirements of Section 12-81(55) of the General Statutes, are eligible for the $1,000. Exemption is given upon submission of proof of such a disability by Oct. 1, 2015.
Any individual who is blind is entitled to an exemption under Section 12-81(17) shall provide proof to the Assessor and must file by Oct. 1, 2015.
Ex-Servicemen claiming statutory exemption, because of physical disability, in addition to regular exemption must submit exemption certificate from the Veterans Administration annually to prove claim.
Veterans must have filed this discharge (DD214) in the Town Clerk’s office by on or before Oct. 1, 2015 in order to receive exemption. Section 12-81(g) provides for an increase in the property tax exemption amount granted to a qualified veteran if certain income requirements could be met.
Persons on active duty must present to the Assessor (Sec. 514) of the Soldiers and Sailors Act or a letter from their Commanding Officer stating date of entry and they are on active duty. Any service person on active claiming Connecticut as their legal residence is entitled to one car exemption if the car is garaged out of State.
An application for property owners claiming land as farm, forest or open space should file an application before Oct. 31, 2015. The only exception is during a revaluation year, when the deadline is extended to Dec. 30, 2015. No other extension of the filing period is available, and failure to file within the prescribed time period is a waiver of the right to the classification for the assessment year commencing Oct. 1.
List must be filed at the Assessors Office, 52 Lyme St., Old Lyme, and Connecticut 06371. OFFICE HOURS ARE MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 9 AM TO 4 PM