Tax exemption law OK'd for firefighters

BEEKMANTOWN - Starting January 2012, a new local law will grant a 10-percent tax exemption to qualified firefighters and emergency-services technicians.

The law, which has been under deliberation is designed to attract new volunteers.

Qualifying Firefighters and emergency-service technicians will receive the 10-percent exemption on their primary residence, its one prime acre and the value of the improvements on the land.

Tax losses at most will amount to $550 to $700, and the 10 percent will be taken off prior to any other exemptions.

Eligible individuals must own and live on the property, and only one person can be claimed per household, one property per person.

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