As the region braces for Winter Storm Hercules, Nassau taxpayers
now have until Wednesday, Jan. 8 to file applications for all property tax
exemptions for the 2014-15 school and general fund tax year, county officials
“Knowing that hundreds of homeowners visit the County Assessment Office at the end of the exemptions filing period and that they may encounter hazardous driving conditions with the upcoming snow storms, in the interest of public safety I am extending the exemptions filing period to next Wednesday,” County Executive Mangano said, in a statement.
“I urge all qualifying homeowners who have yet to file for a property tax exemption to take advantage of this extension and submit their application before the January 8 deadline,” he added.
The exemptions pertain to veterans, senior citizens, Cold War veterans, volunteer firefighters, ambulance workers, limited income disability, and home improvements, as well as New York’s Basic and Enhanced School Tax Relief (STAR) property tax. 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 $81,900 or less.
County officials say there is no filing fee to process exemptions applications and Department of Assessment personnel are available to answer any questions regarding the filing procedures and forms. Learn more about Nassau County's property tax relief programs or obtain an exemption application, call the Department of Assessment at (516) 571-1500 or download forms and information from its website at www.mynassauproperty.com.