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DEADLINE TO FILE FOR ALL EXEMPTIONS IS MARCH 1

STAR (School Tax Relief)
Basic Exemption: if you own and occupy a residential property; requires an application and proof of residency (driver's license or car registration).
Enhanced Exemption: if you own and occupy a residential property and are at least 65 years of age. There is an income limitation based on your federally adjusted gross income. The law requires an application be filed with the Assessor's office, and a renewal application filed each year with updated income.

Senior Citizen Exemption: if you own and occupy a residential property and are at least 65 years of age. There is an income limitation based on your total income. The law requires an application be filed with the Assessor's office, and a renewal application filed each year with updated income.
Alternate Veteran's Exemption: any veteran, honorably discharged, who served during wartime.  Applications must include FORM DD214.
Cold War Veteran's Exemption: any veteran, honorably discharged, who served between 9/2/45-12/26/91.  Applications must include FORM DD214 and preferably the Cold War Certificate.
Disability Exemption: if you own and occupy a residential property and have a documented disability.  There is an income limitation based on your total income.  The law requires an application be filed with the Assessor's office with your doctor's letter and a renewal application filed each year with updated income.
Volunteer's Exemption: if you own and occupy a residential property and have been an active member of a volunteer fire department in the Town for at least 5 years.  The law requires an application be filed with the Assessor's office and a renewal application filed each year.  You may choose to take the benefit off your federal/state income tax returns instead of the tax exemption off your real estate taxes - you cannot do both.



 
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