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  • Smyrna Council reaffirms senior tax exemption

  • Smyrna Town Council also voted unanimously at their Jan. 17 council meeting to reaffirm their senior citizen property tax exemption.


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  • Smyrna Town Council voted unanimously at their Jan. 17 council meeting to reaffirm their senior citizen property tax exemption.
    Solicitor Barrett Edwards said in year’s past the exemption was a resolution but reminded council they approved an ordinance over the summer and that this was simply council reaffirming that they would be offering the exemption.
    “Just to clarify, this is an opportunity to say if this is available or not available,” Edwards said.
    Under the ordinance, citizens who are 65 years of age or over will be eligible for the exemption. The resident must own the dwelling and have an income not to exceed $24,000 for an individual applicant and $30,000 for applicants filing jointly.
    Completed applications must be returned to Town Hall by the third Friday in March.
    This application must include an IRS Form or a statement that the applicant was not ordered to do so, picture ID, a statement of income, names of other owners of the dwelling, address of the dwelling and other possible required information.
    Denied applications can be appealed on appeals day.
    Email Jennifer Dailey at jennifer.dailey@doverpost.com.

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