Notice to Tolland residents

Tolland - posted Aug, 30 2013

TOLLAND - The Tolland Assessor's Office is currently receiving application from individuals who are entitled to the following exemptions: Any person who has been declared legally blind is entitled to a $3,000 exemption. Proof mus be filed with the assessor. Handicapped individual who drive special-equipped motor vehicles must apply annually to have their vehicle exempted from property taxes. Filing deadline is Jan. 31, 2014. Totally-disabled persons who are receiving permanent total disability under the Federal Old Age Survivors and Disability Insurance Program are entitled to an exemption of $1,000 of property assessment on property that they own. The filing deadline is Dec. 1, 2013. All persons filling for land assessment reduction under Public Act 490, farm, forest and open space for the first time mus submit an application to the assessor between Sept. 1 and Oct. 31, 2013. A state forester mus certify Forest Land applications before the Department of Environmental Protection will issue a Forest Certificate. Open Space must be approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission prior to filing with the assessor. Owners of land already under Public Act 490 that has not changed in use or acreage do not have to file annual applications with the assessor. Personal property forms will be mailed out in late September to those known individuals having taxable personal property. Taxable property consists of all unregistered motor vehicles, campers and horses/ponies and construction equipment. All business located in Tolland are required to file an annual Personal Property Declaration. Any business having personal property to declare and who have not received forms by Oct. 1, should contact the assessor's office and forms will be mailed. All personal property forms must be returned to the assessor's office during October, or a 25-percent penalty will be applied according to state law. All personal property not declared and discovered by the assessor will be valued by the assessor. All appeal rights will be waived. If you closed your business during the past year, you must notify the assessor in written form to have your account removed from the Grand List.

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