senate Bill S7859

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Increases the amount of income property owners may earn for the purpose of eligibility for the property tax exemption for persons over sixty-five years of age and persons with disabilities and limited income

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 09, 2016 referred to aging
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1661
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 18, 2016 referred to aging

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S7859 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10335
Current Committee:
Assembly Aging
Law Section:
Real Property Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง467 & 459-c, RPT L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S772, A10297
2019-2020: S5557, A3149
2021-2022: S3085, A3956

S7859 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Increases the amount of income property owners may earn for the purpose of eligibility for the property tax exemption for persons sixty-five years of age or over and for persons with disabilities and limited income.

S7859 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7859 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  7859

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 18, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  STEWART-COUSINS -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Aging

AN ACT to amend the real property tax law, in relation to increasing the
  amount of income property owners may earn for the purpose of eligibil-
  ity for the property tax exemption for persons sixty-five years of age
  or over and for persons with disabilities and limited income

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Paragraph (a) of subdivision 3 of section 467 of the real
property tax law, as amended by chapter 259 of  the  laws  of  2009,  is
amended to read as follows:
  (a) if the income of the owner or the combined income of the owners of
the  property  for the income tax year immediately preceding the date of
making application for exemption  exceeds  the  sum  of  three  thousand
dollars, or such other sum not less than three thousand dollars nor more
than twenty-six thousand dollars beginning July first, two thousand six,
twenty-seven  thousand dollars beginning July first, two thousand seven,
twenty-eight thousand dollars beginning July first, two thousand  eight,
[and]  twenty-nine  thousand  dollars beginning July first, two thousand
nine, AND FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS  BEGINNING  JULY  FIRST,  TWO  THOUSAND
SIXTEEN,  as  may  be provided by the local law, ordinance or resolution
adopted pursuant to this section. Income tax year shall mean the  twelve
month  period  for  which  the  owner or owners filed a federal personal
income tax return, or if no such return is  filed,  the  calendar  year.
Where  title is vested in either the husband or the wife, their combined
income may not exceed such sum, except where the  husband  or  wife,  or
ex-husband or ex-wife is absent from the property as provided in subpar-
agraph  (ii)  of paragraph (d) of this subdivision, then only the income
of the spouse or ex-spouse residing on the property shall be  considered
and  may  not exceed such sum. Such income shall include social security
and retirement benefits, interest, dividends, total gain from  the  sale
or  exchange  of  a capital asset which may be offset by a loss from the
sale or exchange of a capital asset in the same  income  tax  year,  net
rental  income, salary or earnings, and net income from self-employment,
but shall not include a return of capital, gifts, inheritances, payments
made to individuals because of their status as victims  of  Nazi  perse-
cution,  as  defined in P.L. 103-286 or monies earned through employment

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