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Tax Relief Programs for Senior Citizenss

Several programs and credits exist to assist New Yorkers in keeping their tax liabilities within acceptable levels, especially when living on fixed incomes. Applications are available at your local Assessor’s office and must be submitted on or before March 1, 2012.

Basic Star: on your owner-occupied primary residence, includes mobile homes and rent to own property.  Contact your local Assessor’s office for information on income limit.

Enhanced Star: on your owner-occupied primary residence, must be 65 or turning 65 anytime during 2012.  Contact your local Assessor’s office on income limit.

Senior Citizen Limited Income Exemption: on your owner-occupied primary residence.  Must be 65 prior to March 1st.  Contact your local Assessor’s office for information on income limit.

Veteran’s Exemption: on your owner-occupied primary residence or spouse of owner, must have served during a time of war. Contact your local Assessor’s office for information.

Disability Exemption: on your owner-occupied primary residence. Owner must have documented physical or mental impairment. Contact your local Assessor’s office for information.

(reprinted with  permission from Madison County Office  for the Aging)

CRIS Senior Resource Directory

 

CRIS recently applied for and received a grant from the CNY Community Foundation to develop a Senior Resource Directory for the Cazenovia, Nelson and Fenner area.  Area service providers and vendors will be receiving a letter in the mail asking for information about their services so they may be included in the Directory. Please be sure to fill it out and send it in so accurate information may be included.  The Senior Resource Directory will be available in both print and online form to area residents.  The online format will allow the Directory to always have up-to-date information available.

Many seniors in the area do not have family available for simple tasks or know who to call for routine or emergency repairs.  The Senior Resource Directory will have organized and up-to-date information. The CRIS office will assist seniors in locating needed services once the Directory is completed.

Please fill out the form when you receive it to be included.  There is no fee.If you do not receive a letter and form and would like to be included in the Directory, please call 655-5743 and leave your name, address and telephone number and we will send you a letter and form.

CRIS has a new home!

CRIS is now located at 101 Nelson Street, Cazenovia.  (Next to McDonald’s). We are located in the front room of the building.   We will be posting regular office hours soon.

Our new telephone number is 315-655-5743 and you may leave a message at any time.

We look forward to hearing from you!

CRIS is online!

CRIS is online!  CRIS is Community Resources for Independent Seniors in the Cazenovia, Nelson and Fenner areas.  Please check back often as we grow.  An events calendar will have postings of  items of interest to seniors and their families.  Please check the About tab for the CRIS mission and information about CRIS-CAT.  We are looking forward to  developing an exciting online center for you!