Tax Relief & Partial Exemptions

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Senior Citizens' Exemption

Filing deadline: May 1

If you are a senior citizen 65 years of age or older by December 31, and your income is less than $37,399.99 you may be eligible for this exemption on a sliding scale basis (the current income range is $29,000 to $37,399.99). If the owners are married, only one must be at least 65 years of age. Proof of age and income must accompany all applications. Annual renewal is required.

To apply for the Senior Citizens' Exemption, use forms RP-467 and RP-467-INS, available from NYS Department of Taxation and Finance "Exemptions".

To learn more, visit NYS Department of Taxation and Finance "Senior Citizens' Exemption".

Disability Exemption

Filing deadline: May 1

Under this exemption qualifying persons must have documented evidence of their disability and must meet income limitations. The property must also be the owner's primary residence. The gross income from all sources is on a sliding scale basis (the current income range is $29,000 to $37,399.99). Annual renewal is required. As proof of disability, the owner must supply one of the following:

  • An award letter from Social Security Administration certifying the applicant's eligibility to receive either Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Social Security (SSI).
  • For visual disabilities – a certificate from the State Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped stating that the applicant is legally blind.

To apply for the Disability Exemption, use forms RP-459-C and RP-459-C INS, available from NYS Department of Taxation and Finance "Exemptions".

To learn more, visit NYS Department of Taxation and Finance "Persons with Disabilities".

Alternative Veterans' Exemption

Filing deadline: May 1

If you are an American veteran who served during a qualified period of war, you may be entitled to this exemption. Additional benefits are available for veterans with service connected disabilities, or those in a combat zone. Proof of honorable discharge (form DD-214) must accompany application.

To apply for the Alternative Veterans' exemption, use forms RP-458-A, RP-458-A-INS, and RP-458-A-DIS (includes instructions), available from NYS Department of Taxation and Finance “Exemptions".

To learn more, visit NYS Department of Taxation and Finance "Veterans' Exemption".

Cold War Veterans' Exemption

Filing deadline: May 1

This exemption is available to veterans who served on active duty (exclusive of training) in the United States armed forces between September 2, 1945 and December 26, 1991, and who are not currently receiving or do not qualify for either the eligible funds or the alternative veterans' exemption.

To apply for the Alternative Veterans' exemption, use forms RP-458-B and RP-458-B-INS, available from NYS Department of Taxation and Finance “Exemptions".

To learn more, visit NYS Department of Taxation and Finance "Veterans' Exemption".

If you have any questions, please contact the Town Assessor's office at (914) 381-7820.