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Locustwood / Gotham Civic Association
Elmont, Long Island, New York 11003


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December 18
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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 Exemption Program.

“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 application.

“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 Darcy.

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.

 

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