Seniors, disabled get greater discount eligibility under Cayuga County law

The Cayuga County Legislature said yes to a local law that would increase the income limits for county tax exemptions for the disabled and senior citizens.

A similar measure was debated during committee session in Seneca County, as supervisors consider the implications of higher cost of living; as well as an aging population.

In Cayuga County, a public hearing was held. One resident spoke, according to The Citizen.

The Citizen reported that Real Property Tax Services Director Kelly Anderson explained that increasing income limits is intended to make more elderly and disabled home-owners eligible for the discounts.

The new standard, or maximum income for the highest possible discount of 50% off assessed home value from $19,400 to $29,000.

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