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Connecticut Taxpayers Can Contest Recent Property Tax Assessments


2/14/14

Synopsis

Real property owners and renters in Connecticut may have the opportunity to challenge their property tax assessments if they act by February 20, 2014.

Issue

Every five years, Connecticut municipalities are required to revalue real estate in their jurisdictions to its current market value. The municipalities then use this market value to determine the annual property tax due on the real estate for the next five years. The following Connecticut municipalities have completed their five-year revaluations:

  • Avon
  • Guilford
  • Old Saybrook
  • Barkhamsted
  • Hampton
  • Rocky Hill
  • Bethany
  • Harwinton
  • Scotland
  • Bethlehem
  • Kent
  • Sharon
  • Bolton
  • Killingly
  • Sherman
  • Bridgeport
  • Lebanon
  • Suffield
  • Burlington
  • Litchfield
  • Union
  • Canton
  • Lynne
  • Washington
  • Chaplin
  • Madison
  • Watertown
  • Cheshire
  • Middletown
  • Weston
  • Chester
  • New Canaan
  • Wethersfield
  • Darien
  • New Hartford
  • Willington
  • East Granby
  • New London
  • Windham
  • Eastford
  • Norfolk
  • Windsor
  • Essex
  • Norwalk
  • Windsor Locks
  • Franklin
  • Norwich
  • Woodbury


Any taxpayer responsible for paying property tax in one of the above-listed communities should review their notices of proposed assessment to ensure they agree with the valuation.

If the taxpayer disagrees with the assigned valuation, the taxpayer must contest the valuation within a specified period of time. In Connecticut, the deadline for contesting a property valuation to the local board of assessment appeals is February 20, 2014.

What Does CohnReznick Think?
Taxpayers owning Connecticut real estate should review their notice of proposed assessment to determine whether their property is properly valued and should timely contest such assessment where appropriate.

Contact
For more information, please contact Patrick Duffany, Partner and State and Local Tax Practice Leader, at 860-368-3607 or Andy DiSalvo, Senior Manager, State and Local Tax Practice, at 860-368-5216.

To learn more about CohnReznick’s State and Local Tax Practice, please visit our webpage.


Circular 230 Notice: In compliance with U.S. Treasury Regulations, the information included herein (or in any attachment) is not intended or written to be used, and it cannot be used, by any taxpayer for the purpose of i) avoiding penalties the IRS and others may impose on the taxpayer or ii) promoting, marketing, or recommending to another party any tax related matters.

This has been prepared for information purposes and general guidance only and does not constitute professional advice. You should not act upon the information contained in this publication without obtaining specific professional advice. No representation or warranty (express or implied) is made as to the accuracy or completeness of the information contained in this publication, and CohnReznick LLP, its members, employees and agents accept no liability, and disclaim all responsibility, for the consequences of you or anyone else acting, or refraining to act, in reliance on the information contained in this publication or for any decision based on it.

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