Westchester lawmakers mull amendment to expand property tax exemptions for seniors

People 65 years old and up currently get a property tax cut if the combined household income is $29,000 or less.

News 12 Staff

Aug 12, 2022, 2:29 AM

Updated 645 days ago

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Westchester lawmakers are considering an amendment to expand property tax exemptions for seniors.
People 65 years old and up currently get a property tax cut if the combined household income is $29,000 or less.
But this amendment would increase that limit to $50,000, allowing more seniors to be eligible.
A new law enacted by the governor last week allows local municipalities to expand eligibility requirements.
This helps more seniors stay in their homes at a time when the cost of living has exponentially grown.
Legislators Vedat Gashi and David Tubiolo are co-sponsoring this amendment.
The amendment will go before several committees over the next few weeks, but there's optimism it will eventually pass a vote by the entire Board of Legislators.


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