FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 1, 2016
MEDIA CONTACTS: Carole Trottere, Rebecca Cheng, Sam Marksheid, and Vicki DiStefano | (516) 869-7794
Veteran’s School Tax Exemption to Include Cold War Veterans
School districts must opt in by December 31
North Hempstead, NY – North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth, Receiver of Taxes Charles Berman and the Veterans Advisory Committee would like to make residents aware of a change to the law regarding veterans’ exemptions on 2017-2018 school tax bills.
Signed into Chapter 253 of the Laws of 2016, the bill authorizes school districts to grant the Cold War Veterans Property Tax Exemption to homeowners who served in the armed forces during times other than wartime from September 1945 through December 1991. This law is in addition to the Alternative Veterans’ Property Tax Exemption which was signed into law in 2013.
In order for a Cold War Veteran to receive this benefit, each of the local school districts must adopt the legislation by December 31, 2016 for the exemption to be applied to the October 2017 school tax bill.
Therefore, Supervisor Bosworth, Receiver of Taxes Berman and the Veterans Advisory Committee are urging residents to contact their local school district and ask them to opt-in and adopt this property tax exemption before the December 31 deadline.
For more information, please call 311 or (516) 869-6311 from outside the Town.