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“Welcome to Islip, the 3rd largest town in New York State, but with an endearing small town feel. We are so proud of our town…our beaches, golf courses, marinas, parks, housing opportunities for all, businesses, industrial parks, healthcare and educational institutions including our own Islip MacArthur Airport that provides many job opportunities. I sincerely hope you find this website helpful.” Angie

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On October 18, 2022, the Town of Islip Town Board embraced our most vulnerable low income Senior Citizens and Persons with Disabilities by increasing the maximum income eligibility levels from $29,000 to $50,000 for qualified applicants to receive a 50% real property exemption on their Town of Islip portion of their tax bill. Now, both exemptions provide a sliding scale of exemption percentages for incomes up to $58,400, instead of the previous $37,400. If eligible, you must file a Senior Citizen Exemption application FORM RP-467 (see “RP-467 Instructions”), or Persons with Disabilities Exemption application FORM RP-459-c, together with certain proof including your 2021 income*, with the Assessor’s Offices NO LATER than Wednesday, MARCH 1, 2023.

* Income, in part, includes salary or earnings, net rental income, and income reportable on 1099’s - social security benefits, pension & annuities, and investment interest and dividends. Persons with Disabilities may submit 2021 or 2022 income. To see if your income qualifies, use the worksheet.

SENIOR CITIZEN EXEMPTION SUMMARY:

    WHO MAY be eligible for the upcoming 2023/24 tax year:
  • You own your primary residence;
  • At least one spouse, or sibling owner will be 65 as of December 31, 2023, otherwise all owners must satisfy the age requirement or qualify as a person with disabilities (see below);
  • The combined 2021 income of all property owners does not exceed $58,400 (title in one spouse still requires combined income unless there is a legal separation).

  • Review the detailed criteria and RP-467 Instructions. To see if your income qualifies, use the worksheet.

    The Senior Citizen Exemption must be annually renewed prior to March 1st of each tax year, by filing a renewal application and proof of income (RP-467-Renewal).

    Note, Senior Citizens who qualify for the Senior Citizen Exemption, who receive the Basic STAR Exemption, should file an Enhanced STAR application (RP-425-E) (link to “RP-425-E: Application for Enhanced STAR Exemption”) and Enhanced Income Verification Program (IVP) application (RP-425-IVP) (link to “RP-425-IVP: Supplement to Form RP-425-E”) with our STAR Office prior to the March 1, 2023 deadline. Once enrolled in the Enhanced STAR IVP program through our STAR Office, future eligibility notifications and requests will come directly from the State.

    Senior Citizens must submit all applications no later than March 1, 2023 to:

    Assessor’s STAR Office
    40 Nassau Avenue, Suite 2
    Islip, New York 11751
    STAR Phone: (631) 224-5058

    PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES EXEMPTION SUMMARY:

      WHO MAY be eligible for the upcoming 2023/24 tax year:
    • You own your primary residence;
    • At least one spouse, or sibling owner is a person with disabilities, otherwise all owners must qualify as persons with disabilities or be 65 as of December 31, 2023;
    • Proof of a disability;**and
    • The combined 2021 or 2022 income of all property owners does not exceed $58,400 (title in one spouse still requires combined income unless there is a legal separation).

    **Proof of disability: award letters from Social Security Administration, Railroad Retirement Board, United States Postal Service, United States Department of Veterans Affairs, or certificate from the New York State Commission for the Blind.

    Review the detailed criteria and instructions (FORM RP-459-c). (Note, the State’s instructions include the prior income limits not the limits up to $58,400). To see if your income qualifies, use the worksheet.

    The Persons with Disabilities Exemption must be annually renewed prior to March 1st of each tax year, by filing a renewal application and proof of income.

    Persons with Disabilities must submit applications no later than March 1, 2023 to:
    Assessor’s Office
    40 Nassau Avenue, Suite 3
    Islip, New York 11751
    Phone: (631) 224-5585

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