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Mangano Extends Deadline To File For Exemptions To January 3, 2012

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced today that the deadline for submitting applications for all property tax exemptions for the 2012-2013 school and general fund tax year has been extended to Tuesday, January 3, 2012. All federal offices and post offices will be closed on Monday, January 2nd in observance of the New Year’s Day holiday.

“With the filing deadline fast approaching, I urge any qualifying homeowner who has yet to file for a property tax exemption to submit their application as soon as possible,” stated County Executive Mangano. “There is no filing fee to process any exemption application and Department of Assessment personnel are available to answer any questions regarding the filing process and forms."

In addition to offering Veterans, Senior Citizen, Cold War Veterans, Volunteer Firefighters and Ambulance Workers, Limited Income Disability, and Home Improvement exemptions, Nassau County also administers New York State’s Basic and Enhanced School Tax Relief (STAR) property tax exemptions. The Basic STAR program is for residents who own and live in their own home, condominium or cooperative apartment with an annual household income of $500,000 or less. The Enhanced STAR program is for senior citizens aged 65 years or older with annual incomes of $79,050 or less.

Acting Assessor Jim Davis, who is the administrator for all of the County's property tax exemptions (including the Basic and Enhanced STAR school tax relief programs), pointed out that qualifying homeowners could find themselves saving literally hundreds - if not thousands - of dollars off of their property tax bills each year.

To learn more about Nassau County's property tax relief programs or to obtain an exemption application, homeowners should contact the Department of Assessment at (516) 571-1500 or download forms and information from its website at www.mynassauproperty.com.