Hempstead Town Senior Citizen Tax Exemption
HEMPSTEAD TOWN ADOPTS LEGISLATION TO INCREASE ELIGIBILITY FOR
SENIOR CITIZEN TAX EXEMPTION
At the October 2 Hempstead Town board meeting, Supervisor Kate
Murray and members of the town board approved a measure that allows
more senior citizens to participate in the Senior Citizen Tax
“Our seniors are extremely important to us and the Town of
Hempstead is doing everything within our power to reduce their tax
burden,” said Murray.
The Senior Citizen’s tax exemption provides for a reduction of up
to 50 percent for county, town, highway and school taxes, depending on
income. Hempstead Town has raised the income limit for homeowners to
$35,400 during the income tax year immediately preceding the date of
“This increase will allow more residents to participate in this
extremely worthwhile exemption program. This will make a difference,
reducing the tax burden for many seniors, ” noted Councilman James
For property owned by a husband and wife or by siblings, only one
person must be 65 years of age or older in the year in which the
exemption takes place. Senior citizens must file an application each
year in order to keep the exemption. Unreimbursed medical and
prescription drug expenses may be deducted from income.
“This program represents genuine savings for our senior residents
and I encourage those who may be eligible to receive this property tax
exemption to submit their application to the Nassau County of
Assessment by the January 2 deadline,” concluded Murray.
Senior Citizen Tax Exemption applications may be obtained from the
Nassau County Department of Assessment by calling (516) 571-1500, or
by visiting their office located at 240 Old Country Road in Mineola.