NOTICE TO RECIPIENTS OF THE SENIOR CITIZENS WITH LIMITED INCOME (RPTL S.467) AND DISABLED PERSONS WITH LIMTED INCOME (RPTL S.459-C) EXEMPTION RENEWALS FOR 2021:
On December 28, 2020, the COVID-19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2020 (Chapter 381 of the Laws of 2020) was signed by Governor Cuomo.
In summary, Part D of the above Act specified changes for the Senior exemption (RPTL S.467) and Disabled Persons exemption (RPTL S.459-c): an eligible recipient who received either exemption on the 2020 assessment roll is to continue receiving such exemption at the same amount received on the 2020 assessment roll, with certain exceptions (change of primary residence, added another owner to deed, transferred property to a new owner, or owner died). This order will expire May 1, 2021.
Therefore, the above exemptions will be granted at the percentage level that you received on the 2020 assessment roll, for the 2021 assessment roll.
THERE IS NO NEED TO RENEW YOUR EXEMPTION FOR 2021 UNLESS YOUR INCOME HAS DECREASED AND YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO RECEIVE A GREATER BENEFIT. YOU MAY SUBMIT RENEWAL APPLICATIONS AND INCOME DOCUMENATION BY MAIL OR USING THE TAX DROP BOX LOCATED NEAR THE MAIN ENTRANCE OF THE TOWN HALL BY THE MARCH 1, 2021 DEADLINE; OTHERWISE YOUR EXEMPTION WILL GRANTED AT THE 2020 LEVEL. MAILED APPLICATIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN MARCH 1, 2021.
ALL NEW APPLICATIONS (NOT RENEWAL) FOR THESE TWO EXEMPTIONS MAY BE SUBMITTED BY MAIL OR BY USING THE TAX DROP BOX LOCATED NEAR THE MAIN ENTRANCE OF THE TOWN HALL, BY MARCH 1, 2021.
Unless there are any additional legislative changes in the future, a renewal will be mailed Fall 2021 for the 2022 assessment roll.
Robert A. Criddle, IAO
All new exemption applications and application renewals are due to the Assessor's Office by March 1. Most residential property exemptions require that the dwelling be the primary residence of the owner/applicant.
Mailing of Exemption Renewal Applications: Renewal applications for Low-Income Senior Citizen and Low-Income Persons with Disability exemptions will be mailed by the end of September. Agricultural, Nonprofit, Parsonage and Clergy renewals will be mailed by the end of November; and Parent/Grandparent "in-law quarters" will be mailed by the end of December. Please contact the Assessor's Office if you do not receive your renewal application.
Please read the instructions included with the application carefully, doing so may avoid multiple trips for you.
If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to call our office at 585-617-6107.
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