Grievance day for 2015 is Wednesday, May 27, from 4pm-8pm. Complaint forms and information on “What To Do If You Disagree With Your Assessment” are available from the Assessors office, or visit tax.ny.gov.
Property Tax Exemptions
The deadline to apply for property tax exemptions is March 1 of each year. Forms can be obtained from the Assessor’s office or from the Office of Real Property’s website:http://www.tax.ny.gov/ and go to Government & Researchers.
STAR - BASIC & ENHANCED - Everyone is eligible on his or her primary residence. Land- contract owners and owner-occupied Manufactured homes in parks are also eligible. You are only allowed 1 STAR exemption in NYS. If you will be 65 by 12/31/15 you may be eligible for the Enhanced STAR exemption. The income limit for Enhanced STAR exemption for 2015 is $83,300.
ALTERNATIVE VETERANS The exemption is available to veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. armed services during the Persian Gulf Conflict (on or after August 2, 1990); Vietnam War (February 28, 1961-May 7, 1975); Korean War (June 27, 1950-January 31, 1955); World War II (December 7, 1941-December 31, 1946); World War I (April 6, 1917-November 11, 1918); the Mexican Border Period (May 9, 1916-April 5, 1917) or the Spanish-American War (April 21, 1898-July 4, 1902). Applicants who received an expeditionary medal for service in Lebanon June 1, 1983-Dec. 1, 1987, Grenada Oct. 23, 1983-Nov. 21, 1983 or Panama Dec. 20, 1989-Jan. 31, 1990 qualify for the war-veteran/combat zone exemption. A copy of the DD-214 must be submitted with the application.
COLD WAR VETERANS-County exemption the exemption is available to veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. armed services who are not eligible for the Alternative Veterans exemption. A copy of the DD-214 must be submitted with the application.
SENIOR CITIZEN LOW INCOME - Must be 65 years or older and total income is less than $20,699. There is a sliding scale basis for % of exemption.
DISABILITY - Must have physical or mental impairment, which substantially limits one or more major life activities and total income of $19,999 or less. There is a sliding scale basis for % of exemption.
AGRICULTURAL - must be 7 or more acres with gross sales of $10,000/year or $20,000/2 years or 7 acres rented to a qualified farmer with a minimum 5-year lease agreement.
BUSINESS INVESTMENT - Established or new businesses are eligible if the increase in assessed value of any improvements is more than $10,000.
The assessment roll can be viewed in the Assessor’s office or on this website.
Key Dates in the Valuation Process:
Valuation Day-July 1st
Taxable Status date-March 1st
Tentative Assessment Roll filed-May 1st
Final Assessment Roll filed-July 1st