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December 3, 2010

Senior Citizen Update:

Potential Tax Saving Information for Seniors

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SENIOR CITIZEN PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION

Senior citizen homeowners in Nassau County whose incomes fall within certain guidelines are eligible to receive an exemption on their real property taxes.  In order to participate in the exemption program, at least one property owner must be 65 years of age or older and the combined total gross income of property owners must fall within the required guidelines.  Renewal applications have been sent to residents already receiving Senior Citizen Property Tax Exemptions. Certain unreimbursed medical expenses may be used to lower the gross annual income, which in turn adjusts your income level for eligibility.

The filing period for this exemption runs through January 3, 2011.  The income limits and corresponding exemptions are shown below:

ANNUAL

GROSS

INCOME

PERCENTAGE OF PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION

Up to and including $29,000

50%

At Least $29,001 but less than $30,000

45%

At Least $30,000 but less than $31,000

40%

At Least $31,000 but less than $32,000

35%

At Least $32,000 but less than $32,900

30%

At Least $32,900 but less than $33,800

25%

At Least $33,800 but less than $34,700

20%

At Least $34,700 but less than $35,600

15%

At Least $35,600 but less than $36,500

10%

At Least $36,500 but less than $37,400

5%

 

ENHANCED STAR SCHOOL TAX EXEMPTION

Senior homeowners 65 years of age and over are reminded that, even if their incomes are higher than the above table, they may still be eligible to receive the Enhanced STAR exemption if their annual adjusted gross incomes are under $79,050.

If you believe you may be eligible for either of these exemptions and would like an application, please call:

The Nassau County Department of Assessment

516-571-1500