Municipal Tax Relief for Gold Star Families

June 3, 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 while performing active military duty.

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

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