The Nassau County Department of Assessment will set up operations at the Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library on Tuesday to help residents file for or learn more about property tax emptions.
Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano, in conjunction with Legislator Howard Kopel, arranged for the Aug. 21 visit from 1 to 3 p.m.
"If you live in and are the owner of a home, condominium or cooperative apartment, you may qualify for hundreds of dollars in property tax savings each year," a press release says.
Equipped with specially configured computers linked to the county’s database, Department of Assessment staff will process property tax exemption applications (veterans, senior citizen, Cold War veterans, volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers, limited income disability, and home improvement) on-site. In addition, Nassau County also offers two types of School Tax Relief (STAR) property tax exemptions: Basic STAR (for residents who own and live in their own home, condominium or cooperative apartment with an annual household income of $500,000 or less) and Enhanced STAR (for senior citizens ages 65 or older with annual incomes of $79,050 or less).
Homeowners who will be filing for an exemption can help expedite the processing of their application by bringing copies of any documentation that is required for the property tax exemption he or she is applying. Applications and specific documentation requirements are available on the Department of Assessment website at www.mynassauproperty.com.
“I urge all owners to take advantage of this worthwhile property tax savings workshop,” Mangano said.
For more information about Basic and Enhanced STAR or any other property tax exemption program, homeowners are invited to contact the Department of Assessment Exemptions Division at (516) 571-1500.