The last week of December 2020 the NYS Legislature adopted legislation to WAIVE the requirement for the Senior Citizens with Limited Incomes and Disability with Limited Income renewal exemption process for the 2021/22 tax year.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN TO YOU?
YOU NEED NOT DO ANYTHING. We have the income you submitted last year on file. This legislation along with the Executive Order enables us to continue your exemption on next year’s assessment roll by using last year’s application. There is no need to risk in-person visits to our office during the COVID pandemic. You can remain safely in your home while still enjoying the tax benefits you received this past year.
FOR THOSE THAT ALREADY FILED YOUR RENEWAL WITH US THIS FALL…we will review the most recent income submitted and last year’s. We will use whichever is the lowest so you will receive the most beneficial exemptions. In some cases the income you filed this fall was OVER INCOME but now we are allowed to use last year’s so you will still receive the exemption.
Please be advised that Town Hall is currently closed to the public, appointments are required.
Our office staff will be pleased to assist you with any questions. Office hours are 8am-4 pm Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri and 9am-5pm on Wednesday. For further information, call the assessor’s office at 716-549-5752 Jeneen M. Hill, SCA
Jeneen M. Hill, SCA
TOWN of EVANS
(716) 549-5752 (716) 549-0456 Email 8787 Erie Road Angola, New York 14006
Important Dates to Remember
4th Tuesday in May Grievance Day
July 1 Final Roll
March 1 Taxable Status Day
May 1 Tentative Roll
The assessor is a local government official who estimates the value of real property within a city, town, or village's boundaries. This value is converted into an assessment, which is one component in the computation of real property tax bills.
The assessor performs many other administrative functions, such as inspecting new construction and major improvements to existing structures. This ensures that the record of each property's physical inventory is current and that the appropriate improvements are assessed.
The assessor also approves and keeps track of property tax exemptions. Among the most common are the senior citizen, School Tax Relief (STAR), veterans, agricultural and business exemptions.
Property tax exemptions which are currently available to Evans homeowners: *Basic STAR (New Homeowners apply on-line with NYS) *Enhanced STAR ( New Homeowners apply on-line with NYS, Homeowners with Basic STAR currently and turn age 65+ with in the calendar year with income under $86,300 can apply with the Assessor's office.) *Military Veterans *Disability & Limited Income (households with income below $32,400) *Senior Citizen (age 65 and income below $35,399.99) *Town of Evans Residential Investment Exemption
If you are a new homeowner in Evans or think you may be eligible for one of the above property tax exemptions please call the Assessor’s Office at 549-5752. Each has specific eligibility requirements and the deadline to apply for these exemptions is March 1st.
The Town of Evans Assessor Jeneen Hill warns people not to give any personnel information over the phone regarding their STAR exemption.
It has been reported individuals are calling seniors claiming to be from County of Erie. The County of Erie has nothing to do with the STAR exemption. If you receive a call, do not give out any personal information. Contact the assessor’s office at 549-5752.