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Town of Kingsbury, NY
Washington County
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[Adopted 1-26-1998 by L.L. No. 1-1998[1] (Ch. 72, Art. III, of the 1983 Code)]
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Editor's Note: This local law superseded former Art. III, Veterans Exemption, adopted 1-28-1985 by L.L. No. 1-1985.
The purpose of this article is to provide for the maximum veterans exemption allowable pursuant to § 458-a of the Real Property Tax Law of the State of New York.
[Amended 10-16-2006 by L.L. No. 3-2006]
Pursuant to the provisions of Subdivision 2(d) of § 458-a of the Real Property Tax Law of the State of New York, the maximum veterans exemption from real property taxes allowable pursuant to § 458-a of the Real Property Tax Law is established as follows:
A. 
Qualified residential real property shall be exempt from taxation to the extent of 15% of the assessed value of such property; provided, however, that such exemption shall not exceed the lesser of $36,000 or the product of $36,000 multiplied by the latest state equalization rate for each town in Washington County.
B. 
In addition to the exemption provided by Subsection A of this section, where the veteran served in a combat theater or combat zone of operations, as documented by the award of a United States campaign ribbon or service medal, qualifying residential real property shall be exempt from taxation to the extent of 10% of the assessed value of such property; provided, however, that such exemption shall not exceed the lesser of $24,000 or the product of $24,000 multiplied by the latest state equalization rate for each town in Washington County.
C. 
In addition to the exemptions provided by Subsections A and B of this section, where the veteran received a compensation rating from the United States Veterans Administration because of a service-connected disability, qualifying residential real property shall be exempt from taxation to the extent of the product of the assessed value of such property multiplied by 50% of the veteran's disability rating; provided, however, that such exemption shall not exceed the lesser of $120,000 or the product of $120,000 multiplied by the latest state equalization rate for each town in Washington County.