Carmen LaBelleParticipant04/11/2022 at 11:27 AMPost count: 12
Wondering what other cities and towns do for the Poverty/Infirmity exemption. What qualifies in your town? Application information? Exemption amounts? Are they allowed to claim the exemption more than one year? Thank you. Carmen LaBelle – RichmondChris CelesteKeymaster04/11/2022 at 11:43 AMPost count: 33
I avoid using that as much as possible.
Typically I send them to Human Services where they can actually be helped instead of given a hand out. Maybe they can borrow against the equity in the home, maybe they need some financial consulting to assist them. Either way, in my opinion, this is not a function of the assessors division.
That being said, it typically is a one time exemption. If it needs to be given year after year, then there is an underlying problem, which again, should be handled by Human Services.
Lastly, in the past I have received a legal opinion stating that section of statute is unconstitutional because it gives the tax assessor unbridled authority to determine who pays taxes and who doesn’t.Charlene G RandallParticipant04/11/2022 at 11:49 AMPost count: 14
We do have an exemption application. I’ve only ever had a few applicants and have never approved one. Carmen – I will send you our application in an email.David RobertParticipant04/11/2022 at 12:24 PMPost count: 12
I have granted several over the years but only in very rare instances. The former assessor handed them out like candy, and in many cases, to the same person year after year which is not the intent of this exemption IMO. I use an application asking for income/expenses, financial statements including bank checking. Its funny that some people use their debit cards at Foxwoods, Ballys, etc but yet need assistance…. Not sure the intent was to underwrite betting losses.Thomas KaneMember04/11/2022 at 12:59 PMPost count: 2
We call it a Variable Exemption in North Providence. Income limit is $15,000 in gross income, however medical bills can help offset the income amount. The exemption can continue to be claimed as long as criteria is met.Mark CapuanoMember04/11/2022 at 1:31 PMPost count: 4
The City of Cranston has a Tax Freeze program which requires an annual filing of an application along with Income Documentation from all sources of Income for all Household residents who reside in a single or two family dwelling. (Owner occupied, primary residence).
The Applicant must be 65 years of age or entitled to receive social security disability Income.
The Income Limits are:
$30,400 for 1 person
$34,600 for more than 1 person.
If you would like me to forward you a copy of this City Ordinance, please let me know.
MarkJade PhillipsParticipant04/11/2022 at 1:47 PMPost count: 5
We have an application, and require a copy of the tax return or like documentation to be submitted.
We have a goodly amount (30-ish) but there aren’t as many as in years past.
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