Williamsville Central School District

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Adoption Date: 7/7/2009
5000 - Non-Instructional/Business Operations

5240 SCHOOL TAX ASSESSMENT AND COLLECTION/PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS

A tax collection plan giving dates of warrant and other pertinent data shall be prepared annually and submitted for review and consideration by the Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Management Services to the Board of Education. Tax collection shall occur by mail or by direct payment to the place designated by the Board of Education.

Senior Citizens

Unless specifically exempted by law, real property used exclusively for residential purposes and owned by one (1) or more persons, each of whom is sixty-five (65) years of age or over, or real property owned by husband and wife or by siblings, one of whom is sixty-five (65) years of age or over, shall be exempt from taxation to the extent of percentum of the assessed valuation determined by the Board if the owners meet the criteria established annually by the Board.

The real property tax exemption of real property owned by husband and wife, when one of them is sixty-five (65) years of age or over, once granted, shall not be rescinded solely because of the death of the older spouse so long as the surviving spouse is at least sixty-two (62) years of age.

The District may permit a property tax exemption to an otherwise eligible senior citizen even if a child who attends a public school resides at that address, provided that any such resolution shall condition such exemption upon satisfactory proof that the child was not brought into the residence in whole or in substantial part for the purpose of attending a particular school within the District. The Board must adopt a resolution allowing such an exemption following a public hearing on this specific issue.

Volunteer Firefighters and Ambulance Workers

In accordance with law, the District may adopt a resolution allowing the full benefits of the real property tax law exemption for enrolled members of an incorporated volunteer fire company, fire department or incorporated voluntary ambulance service.

Real Property Tax Law Sections 459-c, 466-c, 466-f, 466-g, 467, 1300-1342
Education Law Section 2130
Public Health Law Section 2801

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