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WHO IS ELIGIBLE: Residents of the City of Newport age 65 and older, who have lived in their homes for a minimum of five (5) years, with income levels at or below: SINGLE: $29,080; MARRIED: $38,027
WHEN TO APPLY: This form must be received in the Tax Assessor’s office by March 15, 2018 to qualify for the exemption on the tax bill you will receive in July 2018. Please keep this deadline in mind, especially if you are mailing this application to us. You may have a trusted family member/friend/advisor prepare this document for you; please inform them about this application and its deadline date.
HOW TO APPLY: Complete this application fully. Use postal mail or hand deliver (no fax/email) this form to: TAX ASSESSOR’S OFFICE, 43 BROADWAY, NEWPORT, RI 02840.
This document must be filled out in its entirety. If not, it may be returned to you for completion.
This application must be accompanied by a copy of your RI Driver’s License or Rhode Island State ID to verify birthdate and residence – do not send originals.
Exemption applications are selected at random for a thorough audit to ensure that exemptions have been properly applied. If my application is selected for audit, I understand I will be required to provide proof of all financial items listed as income/expenses.
I also understand that the exemption is applied to my primary residence. If the property is transferred, sold, if I no longer reside in the home, or if the property becomes commercial, the exemption will be terminated and a prorated bill will be sent to the listed owner effective as of the date of the change. This prorated amount will not apply to a surviving spouse who otherwise qualifies for the exemption, nor will apply for life tenancy in the property. Irrevocable Trusts and Owner Occupied/Split tax rates properties are not eligible for this exemption
Please fully complete the income worksheet below.
This application must be filled out in its entirety. If not, it may be returned for completion.
If an item doesn’t apply, please enter N/A.
Enter the annual amount only, not weekly or monthly.
(If the total of lines 1-13 is over the maximum income and you are otherwise eligible for this exemption, you should file this form anyway. The Tax Assessor will make the final decision).
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