District considers exemption for veterans

GRAND ISLAND, N.Y. (WIVB) – With tax season upon us, many people and businesses are looking to get as much as they can on their return. In Grand Island, the Board of Education is learning about a new exemption.

A chief data tax clerk for Erie County broke down a new tax credit for veterans during a meeting Monday night.

Governor Cuomo signed legislation in 2013 that allows school districts to offer veterans a property tax exemption. This grants vets and their spouses partial exemption from school taxes on their primary residence.

Chief Data Tax Clerk Nancy Dilonardo said, “The governor signed had it into law in December of 2013, it’s a exemption that’s currently available for town and county taxes. Now he’s just extended it  for school tax purposes.”

If the school board wants to move forward with the exemption in the district, they will have to have public hearings before voting on it.

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