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Senior Citizens Tax Break Reminder

Wed, 02/21/2024 - 12:53

The East Hampton Town assessor's office has issued a reminder about tax exemptions available to older adults. 

Property owners who are 65 and over may be eligible for a break on the property tax they pay on their primary residence. 

According to New York State's current application form, the exemption is on a sliding scale, offering a break of between 5 and 50 percent of a given property's assessed value; it is available for those whose incomes fall between $3,000 and $58,400. The application deadline is March 1 and the income limit is determined using income reported to the Internal Revenue Service in 2022. Applicants must prove ownership of the property and that their income is under the $58,400 limit. 

A list of qualifications, and the application and renewal form, are available at the assessor's office, suite 108 at 300 Pantigo Place in East Hampton; by email at [email protected], or online at ehamptonny.gov/211/assessors-office.

Those with questions have been asked to write, email, or call the office at 631-324-4187. 

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