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Town of Austerlitz, NY
Columbia County
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[Adopted 2-8-2007 by L.L. No. 3-2007]
This article is adopted pursuant to the authority of Real Property Tax Law § 458-a. All definitions, terms and conditions of such statute shall apply to this article.
[Amended 2-18-2016 by L.L. No. 1-2016; 10-19-2017 by L.L. No. 2-2017]
Qualifying residential real property owned by a veteran is entitled to a partial tax exemption. For the purpose of this article, the maximum exemption allowable under Real Property Tax Law § 458-a, Subdivision 2, shall be increased to the following levels:
For wartime service, under § 458-a, Subdivision 2(a): $36,000.
For combat zone service, under § 458-a, Subdivision 2(b): $24,000.
For a service-connected disability, under § 458-a, Subdivision 2(c): 50% of the veteran's disability rating, not to exceed $120,000.
For purposes of this section, exemptions may be combined where applicable and allowed pursuant to and under Real Property Tax Law § 458-a.
[Added 10-19-2017 by L.L. No. 2-2017]
Gold Star Parents. The above exemptions shall be allowed for and include "Gold Star Parents," which is defined as the parent or parents of a child who died in the line of duty while serving in the United States Armed Forces during a period of war. A Gold Star Parent shall be eligible for the exemption for "qualifying residential property" as set forth in Real Property Tax Law § 458-a.