Providing relief for Gold Star families

June 6, 2017

The state House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved An Act Concerning a Municipal Option Property Tax Exemption for Gold Star Parents and Spouses. The legislation allows municipalities to provide a property tax exemption to a parent or surviving spouse of a service member killed in action.

Cites and towns may exempt up to $20,000 or 10 percent of the property's assessed value for a Gold Star family. This is a voluntary program, not a mandate.

No matter how small, it is important that we continue to lend a helping hand to families whose son or daughter, mother or father, or brother or sister made the ultimate sacrifice.

The bill was already approved by the Senate and now heads to the Governor’s desk for his signature.