Town of Fishkill, NY
Dutchess County
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[Adopted 1-7-1985 by L.L. No. 1-1985; amended in its entirety 11-10-2007 by L.L. No. 11-2007]
The purpose of this article is to adopt the alternative veterans exemption pursuant to § 458-a of the Real Property Tax Law of the State of New York.
[Amended 5-23-2014 by L.L. No. 1-2014]
The alternative veterans exemption from real property taxes provided for in § 458-a of the Real Property Tax Law is hereby made applicable to real property within the Town of Fishkill at the exemption levels provided for within Subdivision 2(a), (b) and (c) of § 458-a, as follows:
A. 
Qualifying residential real property shall be exempt from local real property taxes to the extent fixed by resolution, from time to time, passed by the Town Board.
B. 
In addition to the exemption provided by Subsection A of this section, where the veteran served in a combat theater or combat zone of operations as documented by the award of a United States campaign ribbon or service medal, qualifying residential real property shall also be exempt from local real property taxes to the extent fixed by resolution, from time to time, passed by the Town Board.
C. 
In addition to the exemption provided by Subsections A and B of this section, where the veteran received a compensation rating from the United States Veterans Administration because of a service-connected disability, qualifying residential real property shall be exempt from local real property taxes to the extent fixed by resolution, from time to time, passed by the Town Board.
D. 
The Town Board is hereby empowered to establish and adjust the schedule of income eligibility for an alternative veteran tax exemption by resolution from time to time passed. The schedule of maximum income eligibility for an alternative veteran tax exemption as fixed by resolution, from time to time, of the Town Board shall be filed with the Town Clerk.