City of North Tonawanda

Barbara W. Klenke, Assessor

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Announcements

CITY TAX RATE FOR THE 2019 CITY TAX BILL IS $13.702319 PER THOUSAND OF ASSESSMENT.

IF YOU ARE PURCHASING A HOME IN NORTH TONAWANDA, PLEASE CALL THE ASSESOR'S OFFICE AND CHECK TO SEE IF THE OWNER HAS EXEMPTIONS THAT WILL BE PRO-RATED, WHICH MEANS YOU AS THE PURCHASER HAVE TO PAY PART OF THE EXEMPTIONS BACK BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT ENTITLED TO THE THEM. IF THE PROPERTY IS AN ESTATE, THE REMAINDERMEN ARE RESPONSIBLE TO PAY BACK PART OF THE PRO- RATAS UP TO THE CLOSING DATE. PLEASE ASK YOUR ATTORNEY AND REALTOR TO CHECK THE EXEMPTIONS. 

SCAM: A COMPANY IS TRYING TO SELL YOU A COPY OF YOUR DEED FOR $86.00. YOU SHOULD HAVE A COPY OF YOUR DEED. THE ASSESSOR'S OFFICE CAN PRINT YOU A COPY FROM THE NIAGARA COUNTY CLERK'S OFFICE RECORDS FOR FREE, BUT IT IS NOT A CERTIFIED COPY. IF YOU NEED A CERTIFIED COPY, THE NIAGARA COUNTY CLERK'S OFFICE WILL CHARGE YOU $5.00.

 SCAM: LETTERS ARE BEING MAILED (SAYING THEY ARE THE CENSUS BUREAU). THEY ASK FOR YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER (NEVER GIVE YOUR S.SEC. NO. OUT), OR BANK NUMBERS, OR CREDIT CARD NUMBERS. ALSO A RETURN ENVELOPE IS ENCLOSED. N.B. THERE IS A CENSUS BEING DONE FOR 2020. IF YOU RECEIVE A LETTER FROM THE 2020 CENSUS BUREAU, MAKE SURE YOU ARE FILLING OUT THE LEGIT FORMS. THE CENSUS BUREAU WILL NEVER ASK FOR S.S. NUMBERS. 

CHANGES FROM N.Y.S. DEPT. of TAX & FINANCE:  RESIDENTS WHO ARE NOT ON THE INCOME VERIFICATION PROGRAM FOR THE ENHANCED STAR, WILL BE FILLING OUT (2) NEW FORMS: RP-425-E OR RP-425 RNWL. AND A RP-425 IVP. THIS WILL BE YOUR LAST TIME SIGNING UP FOR ENHANCED STAR.  THE ASSESSOR'S OFFICE WILL STILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR RENEWING THE LOW INCOME SENIOR EXEMPTIONS NEXT YEAR, YOU WILL BE SENT A BLUE RENEWAL FORM. WE WILL BE TAKING APPLICATIONS IN THE COMMON COUNCIL CHAMBERS FROM SEPT. 4TH TO OCT. 12TH. AFTER OCTOBER 12TH, PROCEED TO THE ASSESSOR'S OFFICE ON THE SECOND FLOOR.

WE ARE WORKING ON THE MAY 1st, 2019 TENTATIVE ASSESSMENT ROLL. OWNERS NAMES ARE NOW APPEARING ON THE ASSESSMENT ROLL. WILL YOU BE 65 BY DECEMBER 31, 2020? IF SO; YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO THE ENHANCED STAR EXEMPTION. (INCOME CAP $86,300 TBD). CALL US FOR DETAILS. APPLY BY TAXABLE STATUS DATE (MARCH 1, 2020).

ENHANCED STAR SENIORS ON THE "INCOME VERIFICATION PROGRAM" (IVP) WITH NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE; N.Y.STATE WILL CONTACT YOU IF THERE IS A PROBLEM VERIFYING YOUR INCOME FROM YOUR 2017 TAX RETURN. IF YOU DO NOT FILE  A TAX RETURN,THEY WILL CONTACT YOU WITH A LETTER THAT YOU SHOULD REPLY TO WITHIN 5 DAYS. EXEMPTION APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY TAXABLE STATUS DATE WHICH IS (MARCH 1, 2019). 

The 2018 Final Assessment Roll is in the Assessor's Office by July 1st, 2018, at the N.T. Library, On the City of North Tonawanda's website (Homepage at the bottom): www.northtonawanda.org , and Niagara County Real Property website: (niagaracounty.com/realproperty/) Please use this for any additional tax information requests. Important Tax Dates for 2018-2019 have been added to the calendar. 

  IMPORTANT UPDATE REGARDING BASIC & ENHANCED STAR

AS OF MARCH 2, 2015  NEW HOMEOWNERS WILL NO LONGER APPLY TO THE ASSESSOR'S OFFICE FOR THE BASIC & ENHANCED STAR.YOU NEED TO APPLY WITH NEW YORK STATE.  IF YOU ARE LOW INCOME SENIOR (65) INCOME CAPS AT ($28,499.99) OR ON DISABILITY (CAPS AT 26,899.99)  OR A VETERAN; YOU NEED TO APPLY IN THE ASSESSOR'S OFFICE. 

IN ORDER TO RECEIVE A CHECK FOR STAR FROM NYS, REGISTER ONLINE    www.tax.ny.gov/star If you are having trouble, put the website in the URL (address box) OR CALL:   1-518-457-2036  PLEASE REGISTER by July 1, 2019 to receive a Check from N.Y.S. by September, but you still have until December 31, 2019 to apply. The check can be used as a third party check to pay the school tax bill at the Treasurer's Office unless you have an escrow account with your bank.



































































Assessor Information

Barbara W.  Klenke, Assessor

216 Payne Ave. Rms. # 11 & 12

North Tonawanda, NY 14120

(716) 695-8597

barbarakle@northtonawanda.org



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