Alternative Veteran’s Exemption

On October 19, 2016 the CATSKILL CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF EDUCATION adopted the following RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ALTERNATIVE VETERANS’ EXEMPTION:

WHEREAS, pursuant to the Real Property Law,Section 458-a, the Board of Education of the Catskill Central School District desires to offer a school tax exemption on the primary residence of eligible veterans within the school district, and WHEREAS, a public hearing was held on this matter on September 21, 2016 and THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that pursuant to Real Property Tax Law Section 458-a, the Board of Education hereby adopts the Alternative Veterans’ Exemption, permitting exemptions of 15%, an additional 10%, and 50% of the veteran’s disability rating as determined by the Veterans Administration or Department of Defense, for wartime veterans, combat veterans, and veterans who sustained a service-related disability, respectively, pursuant to the following maximum exemption amounts:

Exemption Qualification

Statutory Exemption Limits

Wartime

$ 9,000

Combat

$ 6,000

Disability

$30,000 

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Gold Star Parents, defined as those parents whose child died in the line of duty while serving in the United States Armed Forces during a period of war, shall be considered a “qualified owner” for purposes of eligibility for the Alternative Veterans’ Exemption; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, this local law shall be effective on September 1, 2017, shall be set as Board Policy and shall continue until rescinded or amended by resolution of the Board of Education.