Town Of Ulster
 Exemptions: VETERANS 

Exemptions: VETERANS

Here you will find GENERAL INFORMATION on the Real Property Tax Exemptions available to Veterans in the Town of Ulster.  Please call or visit the Assessor's Office or the Ulster County Veterans' Service Agency for more complete information.  Remember, all NEW Veterans' exemption applications must be in the Assessor's Office by March 1st.


 Scroll down to "Documents" below for all Applications


 

Alternative Veterans...Cold War Veterans...Eligible Funds Veterans

 

These are the Veterans' Exemptions that are available to qualified Veterans who own property in the Town of Ulster, and also to  certain other persons designated in the Real Property Tax Law.  Each exemption provides a partial exemption from County and Town Property Taxes.  You must determine which exemption is right for you, you may only have ONE exemption.

 

Alternative Veterans Exemption

  • Veteran must have served on active duty during a defined period of war, also the recipient of an expeditionary medal may quilify
  • Property must be the primary residence of the applicant

 

Wartime Veterans receive a 15% exemption, those who served in a combat zone receive an additional 10%.  A Veteran with a documented service-related disability may receive additional savings.  The form, "DD-214", received by the Veteran upon separation from service should be submitted with your application.  If the Veteran has a service-related disability, documentation showing the disability rating is also necessary.

 

Cold War Veterans Exemption

  • Veteran must have served on active duty during the Cold War, defined as September 2, 1945 - December 26, 1991.
  • Property must be the primary residence of the applicant
  • Basic exemption limited to 10 years, no limit for service-related disability portion

 

Qualified Cold War Veterans currently receive a 15% exemption on Town taxes and a 10% exemption on County taxes for a 10 year period.  A Veteran with a documented service-related disability may receive an additional savings.  The form, "DD-214", received by the Veteran upon separation from service should be submitted with your application.  If the Veteran has a service-related disability, documentation showing the disability rating is also necessary.

 

Eligible Fund Veterans Exemption

  • Property must have been purchased with money received from military service such as: mustering out pay, pension, bonus, insurance monies, and other payments referred to as "eligible funds"
  • Maximum amount of exemption is $5,000

 

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 Get the Answers to All Your Veteran Exemption Questions!!!!

 

See "Documents" below for the "Veterans' Exemption Questions & Answers" publication from the

New York State Office of Real Property

 

Still have Questions???

 Call or Visit the Assessor's Office

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