On February 7, the Shenendehowa Board of Education passed the Veterans’ Tax Exemption at level A. Eligible World War II veterans must contact their local tax assessor’s office for information on how to apply. The deadline for eligible veterans to apply is March 1. Alternative veterans receiving the veterans’ exemption already through the town do not need to apply. The exemption will automatically apply. Please contact local assessor with any questions.
The law was first enacted in 1984 for municipalities. Only municipalities were allowed to offer the exemption. The Governor signed Chapter 518 that allows school districts to opt into offering the alternative vets exemption (RPTL 458-a). The law took effect December 18, 2013.
New York State recently enacted an expansion of the Alternative Veterans’ Tax Exemption, authorizing school boards to grant to certain veterans, their spouses or un-remarried surviving spouses an ongoing partial exemption from school taxes on their primary residence.
The law provides a basic exemption, with additional exemptions for those who served in a combat zone and for disabled veterans, based on limits that the Board may establish by selecting from certain options defined by the statute.