March 1, 2019 is the deadline for filing certain property tax exemption applications with the Assessor’s office. Many exemptions including the Senior Citizen’s and Enhanced STAR exemptions do not automatically renew and require annual applications and proof of qualifying income.
The Senior Citizen’s exemption, with far lower income limits than the Enhanced STAR exemption, is normally based on the previous year’s income. You must provide proof of your previous year’s income. Form SS 1099 is one of the documents, in addition to tax returns, often needed to prove your income level. Please bring in receipts for out-of-pocket unreimbursed medical and prescription expenses including dental, health insurance premium payments, eyeglasses, hearing aids and others as defined by the IRS. These are used to reduce your income.
For Enhanced STAR the required age is 65 regardless of when you turn 65 during 2019 and 2017 income. The State now requires all those eligible for Enhanced STAR, both new and currently enrolled homeowners, to register for Automatic Renewal. For more information see the brochure below-
Applications for the Income Verification Program are available at the Assessor’s office. This process cannot be used for any other income-related exemption including the Senior Citizen’s exemption.
If you purchased a residence in Sherrill prior to May 1, 2014 and have not previously applied for the Basic STAR exemption, you may qualify for this significant property tax exemption designed to lower your school tax bill. The residence must be your primary residence to qualify for Basic STAR. Renewal to continue the Basic Star exemption is NOT necessary. *For more information about important STAR changes visit https://www.tax.ny.gov/pit/property/star/default.htm
Please contact Bob Comis, Assessor for the City of Sherrill, (315) 264-6362, with questions.
Bob has set the following dates and times to process exemptions at City Hall by the March 1 deadline: January 15, 9am-12pm for Enhanced STAR; All exemptions, February 7, 8, 11, 12, 15, 19, 26-28 & March 1, 9am-12pm; any changes to this schedule will be posted here. An appointment, if more convenient, can be scheduled by contacting Bob. Property owners who are considering construction are welcome to meet with Bob to discuss the potential change to your City assessed value.
The Town of Vernon Assessor’s Office, located in the Vernon Town Hall next to the elementary school, welcomes inquiries from all town property owners, residents, and taxpayers. Sherrill residents can receive some of the same services that they receive from the Sherrill Assessor’s Office at the Vernon Assessor’s office, including assistance relating to exemption applications. The Vernon Assessor’s hours are Monday & Thursday, 9am-2pm through February. Frank Laguzza, (315) 829-2587, is the Chairman of the Town of Vernon Board of Assessors.
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