Great Neck Adopts Vet Exemption

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North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth, Receiver of Taxes Charles Berman and the Veterans Advisory Committee report that all school districts in the Town of North Hempstead (including the Great Neck School District) have opted to adopt the Veterans’ Exemption for those veterans who are currently receiving the Alternative Veterans’ Exemption under New York State law. Each school district has until Jan. 2, 2015 to pass a resolution allowing the exemption to be applicable for the 2015-2016 school tax year. The Great Neck School District unanimously approved the exemption at the Board of Education’s Dec. 15, public action meeting.

The following town school districts that opted in are: Carle Place, East Williston, Great Neck, Herricks, Manhasset, Mineola, New Hyde Park/Garden City Park, Port Washington, Roslyn, and Westbury school districts, as well as three districts which lie partially in other towns: Floral Park/Bellerose, Jericho, and North Shore.

Veterans who have been receiving the Alternative Veterans’ Exemption on their General Tax bill will automatically receive the exemption on their 2015-2016 School Tax bill.

Veterans who are currently receiving the Eligible Funds Veterans’ Exemption on their General Tax bill will not automatically receive the Alternative Veterans’ Exemption on their School Tax bill. To ensure that these veterans do not miss the opportunity to reduce their school tax burden, the Town mailed them applications for an Alternative Veterans’ Exemption for School Tax only.

Applications must be submitted to the Nassau County Department of Assessment located at 240 Old Country Road (4th floor) in Mineola prior to January 2, 2015, the last day to file exemption applications for the 2015 – 2016 School Tax bill. Eligible Funds Veterans should indicate on the application that they wish to maintain their current Eligible Funds Veterans Exemption on their General Taxes.

For more information, call 311.

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