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Tax Exemptions and Credits

Exemptions and Credits which can be found on this website and applications:


ELDERLY EXEMPTION (RSA 72:39)

DEADLINE TO FILE:

  • New Applications must be submitted between January 1st and April 15th.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Applicant must have resided in New Hampshire for 3 consecutive years prior to April 1 in the year in which the exemption is claimed.
  • Must be 65 on April 1st of year of application (or spouse).
  • Property for which exemption is applied must meet the definition of real estate per RSA 72:39a(c).
  • If the real estate is owned by such person's spouse, they must have been married to each other for at least 5 consecutive years.
  • Yearly Gross Income: Married $26,600, single $19,600 (excluding business expenses and costs, life insurance proceeds on the death of an insured, or proceeds from the sale of assets).
  • Asset Limitation: $50,000 excluding residence and the value of a minimum single family residential lot or 2 acres, whichever is greater.
  • Applicants whose property is owned by a trust must complete a Form PA-33 and supply the necessary documentation relevant to the trust.
  • Must reside at the property for which exemption is applied.

Documentation of all assets and income must be provided with the application.

BENEFITS: 

  • 65 - 74: $30,000 reduction of assessed value
  • 75 - 79: $50,000 reduction of assessed value
  • 80+: $77,000 reduction of assessed value

Please fill out both of the following:


BLIND EXEMPTION (RSA 72:37)

DEADLINE TO FILE:

  • New Applications must be submitted between January 1st and April 15th.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Any person owning real estate upon which they reside, who is legally blind, as determined by the administrator of blind services of the vocational rehabilitation division of the education department.
  • The applicant MUST submit a letter from the State of New Hampshire Department of Education-Bureau of Services for Blind and Visually Impaired stating Legally Blind.

BENEFITS:

  • $15,000 reduction of assessed value

Please fill out both of the following:


DISABLED EXEMPTION INFORMATION (RSA 72:37-b)

DEADLINE TO FILE:

  • New Applications must be submitted between January 1st and April 15th.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Any person who is eligible under Title II or Title XVI of the Federal Social Security Act for benefits to the disabled shall receive a yearly exemption in an amount to be chosen by the City.
  • Must be a resident of New Hampshire for the last five consecutive years prior to April 1st in the year of application.
  • Must own the residence individually or jointly, or if a spouse owns the residence, you must be
  • married for at least five years.
  • Yearly Income: Married $26,600, single $19,600 (excluding business expenses and costs, life
  • insurance proceeds on the death of an insured, or proceeds from the sale of assets).
  • Must not have assets in excess of $35,000 excluding the value of the residence and the accepted lot.
  • The exemption may be applied only to the property that is occupied as the principle place of abode by the Applicant.

Documentation of all assets and income, along with a letter indicating Title II or Title XVI benefits from social security, must be provided with the application.

BENEFITS:

  • $19,250 reduction of assessed value

Please fill out both of the following:


SERVICE-CONNECTED TOTAL DISABILITY TAX CREDIT (RSA 72:35)

DEADLINE TO FILE:

  • New Applications must be submitted prior to April 15th for the year the credit will be applied.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Veteran was honorably discharged and has a total an dpermanent service-connected disability or is a double amputee or paraplegic due to their service-connected injury.
  • Must be residential property and reside at property on which credit is applied.
  • Must be owner of property and resident of NH for at least 1 year on April 1st of application year.
  • Must apply with copy of DD214
  • Must provide a disability letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs stating the Veteran is permanently & totally disabled due to a service-connected disability.

BENEFITS:

  • $1,400 reduction of real estate tax bill

Please fill out both of the following:


CERTAIN DISABLED SERVICEMAN (RSA 72:36-a)

DEADLINE TO FILE:

  • New Applications must be submitted prior to April 15th for the year the credit will be applied.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Veteran was discharged from the military under condition other than dishonorable, or an officer who is honorably separated from military service.
  • Veteran is totally and permanently disabled from service-connected injury and satisfactory proof of such service connection is furnished to the Assessing Department.
  • Veteran is a double amputee of the upper or lower extremities or any combination thereof, paraplegic, or has blindness of both eyes with visual acuity of 5/200 or less as the result of service connections and who owns a specially adapted homestead which has been acquired with the assistance of the Veterans Administration or which has been acquired using proceeds from the sale of any previous homestead which was acquired with the assistance of the Veterans Administration.
  • Must be residential property and reside at property on which credit is applied.

BENEFITS:

  • Exempt from all property taxation

Please fill out both of the following:


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Phone: 603-542-7004
Fax: 603-542-7014
Email: propertyvalues@claremontnh.com
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