[Adopted 10-10-1966 by Ord. No. 72; amended in its entirety 12-22-1975 by L.L. No. 5-1975 (Ch. 92 of the 1975 Code)]
Real property owned by one or more persons, each of whom is 65 years of age or over, or real property owned by husband and wife, one of whom is 65 years of age or over, shall be exempt from any real estate taxes imposed by the Incorporated Village of Farmingdale to the extent of 50% of the assessed valuation of the property of such person or persons, provided that said property qualifies for exemption under the provisions of § 467 of the Real Property Tax Law of the State of New York and the provisions of this article. Such exemption shall be computed after all other partial exemptions allowed by law have been subtracted from the total amount assessed.
[Amended 9-12-1977 by L.L. No. 7-1977; 9-24-1979 by L.L. No. 10-1979; 9-22-1980 by L.L. No. 3-1980; 10-14-1982 by L.L. No. 7-1982; 11-14-1983 by L.L. No. 8-1983; 11-10-1986 by L.L. No. 4-1986; 11-27-1989 by L.L. No. 7-1989; 1-14-1991 by L.L. No. 1-1991; 1-11-1993 by L.L. No. 2-1993; 1-18-2005 by L.L. No. 1-2005]
No exemption shall be granted pursuant to this article if the income of the owner or the combined income of the owners of the property for the income tax year immediately preceding the date of making application for exemption exceeds the sum of $37,399.99, as such income is defined and determined under the provisions of said Real Property Tax Law.
If the income of the owner or the combined income of the owners of the property is less than the sum of $37,399.99, then the maximum income exemption eligibility shall be consistent with the schedule hereinafter set forth. The term "income tax year" shall, for the purpose of this article, have the same meaning as this term is defined in §§ 467 and 467-d of the Real Property Tax Law.
Editor's Note: Section 467-d of the Real Property Tax Law was repealed by L. 1986, c. 440, § 3, effective 1-2-1966.
Application for such exemption must be made by the owner or all of the owners of the property, on forms to be furnished by the Village Clerk-Treasurer. Such application shall furnish the information, and such application shall be executed in the manner required or prescribed in such forms. Such application shall be filed in the office of the Village Clerk-Treasurer on or before the 31st day of December preceding the commencement of the fiscal year for which exemption is requested.
Any person who shall make any willful false statement in the application for such exemption shall be punished by a fine not exceeding $100. In addition, such conviction for having made any willful false statement in the application for such exemption shall disqualify the application or applicants from further exemption for a period of five years.