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70 CRESCENT DRIVE
KIRKWOOD, NY  13795
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Town of Kirkwood Assessor
70 Crescent Drive
Kirkwood, NY 13795
Phone: 607-775-4493
Fax: 607-775-1372
Email:  scott@townofkirkwood.org

Scott Snyder, Assessor

Hours:

Office hours are Wednesdays from 8:00 AM to 12 Noon and Thursdays from 12 Noon to 4:00 PM.

Itís best to call ahead (775-4493) to make sure Iíll be here, because I am sometimes out of the office to look at properties.

Overview
Do I qualify for an exemption?
Assessment Calendar
Forms

Overview

Information on assessment for properties in the Town, such as property tax records, tax maps and property tax exemptions, is available at http://www.gobroomecounty.com/realprop/ or during regular office hours in the Assessor's Office at the Town Hall.

Exemptions:   The filing deadline for all exemptions is March 1st of each year.  Forms are available below and at www.tax.ny.gov

Partial property tax exemptions are available to property owners in the Town of Kirkwood who meet certain eligibility requirements.  The most common exemptions are described below: 

The most common exemption is the Basic STAR exemption, which applies to school taxes and is available to almost all owner occupied residential properties.  THIS EXEMPTION WAS RECENTLY CHANGED FROM AN EXEMPTION TO A CREDIT FOR NEW OWNERS APPLYING AFTER MARCH 1, 2015.  New owners must apply online at the link below or by phone (518)457-2036 with the NYS Department of Taxation & Finance. 

You can no longer apply for a Basic STAR Exemption with the Assessor.

New Basic STAR Credit  https://www.tax.ny.gov/pit/property/star/register-for-star-credit.htm

This exemption (or credit) need only be applied for once and stays in effect as long as the property remains your primary residence (and income does not exceed $500,000.)

The next most common is the Enhanced STAR exemption, which also applies to school taxes and is available to most Seniors age 64 and over.  (Most Seniors can apply when age 64, many do not have to wait until age 65.  For 2017 you or your spouse must be age 65 as of December 31, 2017.)  The filing deadline is March 1, 2017. This exemption is more than double the Basic STAR exemption and requires yearly proof that income is below $86,000 unless enrolled in the Income Verification Program (IVP); see form below.

Next is the Senior Citizens or Aged exemption, which is also available to Seniors age 64 and over (same age limit as Enhanced STAR) and applies to most all property taxes: county, town and school; (but not all special district taxes.)  This exemption must be renewed annually to prove income is below $31,500.

The Veteran's exemption is applicable to town and county taxes.  Most applicants need only apply once to receive this exemption on a yearly basis.  There is a Cold War Veteran's Exemption, which covers most veterans not previously eligible for the Alternative Funds Veteran's Exemption.  Veterans who receive an exemption based on a disability are required to submit verification each year, except for those with permanent disability ratings.

Other less common exemptions include agricultural land & buildings, non profit organizations, and low income disability exemptions.

Filing deadline for all exemptions is March 1st of each year.   (The STAR tax credit may have a different deadline.)  Check at https://www.tax.ny.gov/pit/property/star/register-for-star-credit.htm

Assessment Calendar

The annual Town assessment calendar is as follows:

  • Taxable Status Date: March 1st
    (This is the deadline for all exemption applications, splits and combinations.)
  • Tentative Assessment Roll Filed: May 1st
    (This contains the tentative assessments which will become final if the property owner does not file a grievance.)
  • Grievance Day: Fourth Tuesday in May
    (An appointment for Grievance Day will be made when a property owner presents a completed RP-524 form to the Assessor.) 
  • Final Assessment Roll Filed: July 1st
    (This contains the final assessments used for school taxes in September and Town and County taxes in January.)

New Basic STAR Credit https://www.tax.ny.gov/pit/property/star/register-for-star-credit.htm

Exemption Forms

School Tax Relief (STAR) Exemption Form (Enhanced only)

Income Verification Program Form

Alternative Veteran's Exemption Form
Alternative Veteran's Exemption Instructions

Cold War Veteran's Exemption Form
Cold War Veteran's Exemption Instructions

Low Income Disability Exemption Form
Low Income Disability Exemption Instructions

Senior Citizen or Aged Exemption Form
Senior Citizen (Aged) Exemption Instruction

Grievance Forms

Grievance Form
Grievance Instructions

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