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Mayor Mantello Announces Legislation to Increase Maximum Income Level for Seniors and People with Disabilities Tax Exemption



Mayor Carmella Mantello announced today legislation which takes advantage of New York States newly amended senior citizens exemption and the exemption for persons with disabilities and limited incomes in New York State.
 
“We are excited for this opportunity to offer our seniors and persons with disabilities communities an opportunity to keep more money in their pocket”, stated Mayor Mantello. “We understand how challenging these financial times are for residents, especially our seniors and folks with disabilities, and we will help them have as much financial freedom as possible.”
 
New York State amended Real Property Tax Law for Section 467 and Section 459-c during 2023.  The state increased the maximum income limit from $37,400 to $58,400 and simplified the “definition of income”.  This is the first income increase and change since 2010.
 
The local law is scheduled to be introduced next week and acted on by the end of February.

The historic law firm of Pattison, Sampson, Ginsberg & Griffin, PLLC in downtown Troy is proud to announce that Rhiannon I. Gifford, Esq. has been promoted to Junior Partner at the firm. Mrs. Gifford joined the firm back in 2017 and has developed her practice in Landlord Tenant Law, Title IX Investigations, Commercial and Civil Litigation,…
Concert and Reception Celebrate Mr. Drucker’s Appointment as BBS Artistic Director Great Barrington, MA (February 15, 2024):  Eugene Drucker, violin, Roberta Cooper, cello, and Renée Anne Louprette, piano, will perform at a Berkshire Bach Society (BBS) chamber music concert here at Saint James Place on Saturday, March 9, 2024, at 5 pm, followed…
The City of Rensselaer will be holding its first Public Workshop Meeting for the “Rensselaer Rising” Plan on March 7th from 6-7:30PM at the Rensselaer City School, located at 25 Van Rensselaer Drive, Rensselaer, NY 12144. The event will begin with an information session reviewing the planning process, key components of the work completed so far,…
Feb
24
The Chamber is excited to offer our members, and their families, discounted tickets to the Men's RPI Hockey Team's Senior Night at only $10! With sections…
7pm - End of Game
Feb
29
Looking for an opportunity to help in your community? Join the Chamber on February 29th to help hand out food and supplies with the Sidewalk Warriors of…
5pm
Mar
07
Maximize your chamber membership by discovering all of the benefits available to you AND your employees. Whether you are a new or long-time member, this…
Check-in and breakfast 8:30 a.m. 9:00-9:30 a.m. benefits overview