Cold War Veterans Now Eligible for Property Tax Relief
Exemption Available for Veterans who served from 1947 and 1991
NEWPORT, R.I. (MONDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2021) – Newport homeowners who served in the military during the Cold War period from 1947 until 1991 are now eligible to qualify for property tax relief through the Rhode Island Veteran’s Exemption.
This provision, which was passed by the General Assembly early this year, also includes the widow/widower of a veteran who served during the Cold War.
Eligible property owners are asked to bring your DD214 to the Tax Assessor’s Office at 43 Broadway, any time beginning January 1st until March 15th to apply for the 2022-23 tax bill.
Applicants must be a Newport resident, and not claim an exemption in any other state.
No applications received after March 15th, 2022 will be eligible for the upcoming tax cycle. For further questions, please visit the City’s website at www.CityofNewport.com/TaxAssessor or call (401) 845 – 5363.
City Issuing Motor Vehicle Tax Bills
Annual Bills Being Mailed Dec. 28th
NEWPORT, R.I. (Monday, December 28, 2020) – The City of Newport is mailing fiscal year 2021 (July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021) Motor Vehicle Tax bills on December 28, 2020. Taxpayers will be able to pay their annual taxes in four payments prior to June 30, 2021. The payment due dates are: January 30, 2021, February 28, 2021, March 31, 2021, and April 30, 2021.
Motor Vehicle Tax bills are normally mailed in July with the Real Estate Tax bills. The State of Rhode Island is phasing out motor vehicle tax bills and replacing local revenue with State Aid. The phase-out is dependent on the State of Rhode Island annual operating budget and general laws.
City Releases Proposed FY2021 Budget
First Public Hearing Slated for Wednesday, May 13th
NEWPORT, R.I. (Tuesday, May 5th 2020) – The City of Newport released its proposed FY2021 budget on Tuesday.
The $96.4 million spending plan, which can be found on the City’s website, represents a roughly 3.5 percent reduction from the current fiscal year with the City anticipating over $3.5 million in lost revenue as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.