SENSE OF THE BOARD RESOLUTION

REGARDING THE LOCAL OPTION

VETERANS EXEMPTION

 

 

WHEREAS, the State of Connecticut has passed a new law which allows towns to provide greater tax relief to military veterans; and

 

WHEREAS, the municipalities can cut up to $10,000 from a veteran’s tax assessment; and

 

WHEREAS, the City of Stamford has proposed increasing the benefit to $5,000; and

 

WHEREAS, the income limits to qualify for the increased benefit per Connecticut General Statute 12-81f is less than $16,000 (married) and $14,000 (single); and

 

WHEREAS, Stamford’s 26th Board of Representatives feels the income requirements are low; and

 

WHEREAS, a majority of the people collecting social security and a small pension would exceed the amounts indicated.

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED; that Connecticut’s legislators should seriously consider amending Section 12-81f; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED; that Stamford’s 26th Board of Representatives recommends the limits be increased to $31,000 (married) and $25,000 (single); and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED; that Stamford’s 26th Board of Representatives believes the proposed amendment would be an admirable way of conveying to the veterans how much they are appreciated.

 

 

Submitted by:  The 26th Board of Representatives