The Assessment Office maintains an inventory of all parcels of real property within the Town of Chili in order to establish an assessed value for the equitable distribution of property taxes.

In accordance with the rules and regulations set forth in New York State Real Property Tax Laws, the Town of Chili participates in an annual assessment program. Annual assessment involves the systematic analysis of all properties in the municipality each year to determine if they reflect current market values, making adjustments where necessary.

Changes in assessment values also occur for other reasons, such as a change in use, assessor review request, and/or issuance of a building permit for construction or demolition.

The Assessment Office is also responsible for the receipt and administration of partial tax exemptions, as allowed under the New York State Real Property Tax Laws (RPTL), and any locally adopted options to RPTLs, for property owners who meet certain eligibility requirements.

Be sure to check out the links to the left for additional information!

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2019-20 Final Assessment Roll

NOTICE OF FILING

COMPLETED ASSESSMENT ROLL

STATE OF NEW YORK)

COUNTY OF MONROE)

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN:

     Pursuant to Section 514 and 516 of the Real Property Tax Law; Notice is hereby given that Sole Assessor for the Town of CHILI, County of Monroe, for the year 2019 will be completed by the undersigned assessor, and a certified copy thereof will be on file in the Town of Chili Assessor’s office at 3333 Chili Avenue, Rochester, NY, and also available at www.townofchili.org on the 1st day of July 2019 where the same will remain open to public inspection.

Jennie L. Miller

Assessor

Town of Chili

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VETERANS EXEMPTION UPDATES

Veterans Exemption – School Taxes

2019-20 Gates Chili School District adopted the option, a provision of Real Property Tax Law Section, 458-a, to allow partial exemption on school taxes for the ALTERNATIVE VETERANS exemption. Veterans who had previously applied and were granted an Alternative Veterans exemption DO NOT NEED TO REAPPLY; your assessment file has already been updated to reflect this change in local tax law and will be reflected commencing with your 2019-20 school tax bill. Level of exemption adopted is a deduction of assessed value for a wartime veteran of $9,000; service in a combat zone/theater is an additional $6,000; alternative veteran who sustained service-connected disabilities, are eligible for an additional exemption, equal to one-half of their disability raging, not to exceed maximum of $30,000. New applicants will automatically receive exemption benefits based on their eligibility.

This change adopted by GCCSD does not include Eligible Fund (COL) or Cold War veterans exemptions. At this time in Chili the only other school district to adopt to allow any veterans exemption on school taxes is Caledonia Mumford. At this time, Churchville Chili and Wheatland Chili have not adopted to allow any deduction from school taxes for veterans exemptions.

Veterans Exemption – Town Taxes

The Town of Chili approved and adopted to allow for the Cold War veterans exemption on town taxes, commencing with the 2020 Town & County tax bill. Level of exemption adopted is 10%, not to exceed a basic state maximum of $8,000 off the assessed value of the property.  Cold War veterans who sustained service-connected disabilities, are eligible for an additional exemption, equal to one-half of their disability rating, not to exceed a basic state maximum of $40,000. Cold War veterans who had previously applied and were granted an exemption DO NOT NEED TO REAPPLY; your assessment file has already been updated to reflect this change in local law and will commence with your next Town & County tax bill. New applicants will receive exemption benefits based on eligibility.

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NEW 2019 Legislative Changes for ENHANCED STAR

The 2019-20 Enacted New York State Budget included legislative changes to Real Property Tax Law, Section 425 making the STAR Income Verification Program (IVP) MANDATORY for anyone wishing to apply/receive an Enhanced STAR Exemption.

Before this Legislative change, enrollment in IVP was optional. New York State Department of Taxation and Finance (NYS DTF) now require ALL ENHANCED STAR recipients to enroll in the STAR IVP in order to continue to receive the Enhanced STAR exemption, starting with their 2019 school tax bill, then going forward.

The Income Verification Program allows NYS to verify your income based on the social security number(s) of the owner(s) and the spouse(s) of the owner(s) who reside on the property. With this program in place, NYS DTF will determine if you are eligible for the Enhanced STAR exemption program.

Once enrolled in IVP you will no longer renew the exemption every year with the local assessor. Should there be any questions on the part of NYS DTF in the future regarding your eligibility for this program, they (NYS DFT) will contact you directly to resolve any issues. Likewise, any questions as it pertains to the IVP program, you will contact NYS DTF for answers. The local Assessment Office will strive to assist, when and where we are able to.

Property owners that were new homeowners on or after 3/2/2015 and REGISTERED to receive the STAR CREDIT CHECK will NOT be AFFECTED by this most recent legislative change – NYS DTF is already determining your eligibility.

What is the impact on owners currently receiving both a Senior Citizens Exemption and Enhanced STAR Exemption?

First, with the legislative change, there is no longer a connection between applications for the Senior Citizens exemption (RP-467) and the Enhanced STAR exemption (RP-425). Previously the application and renewal applications for the Senior Citizens exemption included Enhanced STAR on the same form.

Property owners who are applying for the Senior Citizens exemption and the Enhanced STAR exemption will be required to submit separately the appropriate RP-425 forms, income verification forms and the RP-467 forms.

Be assured that the Assessment Office is ready to assist each property owner impacted by these legislative changes. We will endeavor to make this process as painless as possible in transitioning over to these new legislated requirements. If need be, we will be working with you one-on-one, to ensure you receive the maximum benefits on any exemption you apply and qualify for.

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NEW 2019 Legislative Changes for BASIC STAR 

The Basic STAR exemption will no longer be available on parcels having an “affiliated income” of greater than $250,000 (as determined by the Department of Taxation and Finance). Affiliated income means the combined income of all the owners and their spouses who reside on the parcel as of the applicable taxable status date. Income has the same meaning as it does concerning the Enhanced STAR exemption (that is, federal AGI less taxable IRA distributions. For the 2019-20 school year, the income determinations will be based upon returns for the 2017 income tax year; for the 2020-21 school year, returns from the 2018 income tax year will be used; and so on. Homeowners with affiliated income exceeding $250,000, but no greater than $500,000 may be eligible for the STAR Credit Check.

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NEW – PROCEDURE FOR STAR RENUNCIATION

Property owner(s) who wish to switch from the STAR Exemption (Basic or Enhanced) to the STAR Credit Check process will need to do one of the two following steps:

Instructions for STAR exemption removal and renunciation:

1. Before the Tentative Roll is filed/frozen:

  • Provide the assessor with a brief, signed statement, expressing your intention to give up the exemption going forward (example)

2. After the Tentative Roll is filed:

  • Complete Part 1 of the Form RP-496, Application to Renounce Previously Granted Exemption(s).
  • File this form with Monroe County Director of Real Property Tax Services:
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                                    Timothy Murphy, Director

                                     Monroe County Real Property Tax Services

                                     39 W. Main St, Rm 304

                                     Rochester, NY  14614

                                     (585) 753-1125

NOTE: THE TENTATIVE ROLL IS FILED ANNUALLY ON MAY 1ST

3. Register with New York State Department of Taxation and Finance for the STAR credit check.

                                               by calling  1-518-457-2036

Assessor Note:  Per NYS DTF, the property owner(s) who choose to remain receiving their STAR savings under their existing exemption (deduction is made directly on school tax bill) will NOT see the 2% adjustment moving forward after 2019. Only STAR credit check recipients will receive the 2% savings adjustment.

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2020-21 EXEMPTION RENEWAL PROCESS

ALL Town of Chili annual exemption renewal applications will be mailed, by the Assessment Office, in a staggered mailing during the month of October 2019.

Please read ALL enclosed material, complete the form (all owners must sign) and return to the Assessment Office with applicable supporting documentation. Our office may make courtesy copies of certain information.

Renewal applications are due no later than taxable status date: March 1, 2020

If returning by mail and you would like confirmation that we received your application, please enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

Call our office at (585) 889-6132 if you have questions or need assistance.

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STAR Exemption Program Changes  

Beginning with the 2016-2017 school year going forward, all new homeowners will need to register with the New York State Department of Taxation & Finance to receive a STAR credit check.

New York State Department of Taxation & Finance:

https://www.tax.ny.gov/pit/property/star/star-program-changes.htm

Contact information regarding the NYS Tax & Finance STAR Credit Checks & Tax Rebates:

  • STAR Registration

Visit:   http://www.tax.ny.gov/pit/property/star13/default.htm

Taxpayers Call:  1-518-457-2036

  • Property Tax Freeze Credit Check: 2014-2015-2016

Visit:   https://www.tax.ny.gov/pit/property/property_tax_freeze.htm

Taxpayers Call:  1-518-453-8146

  • Family Tax Relief Credit: 2016-2017-2018-2019

Visit:   http://www.tax.ny.gov/pit/credits/family_tax_relief_credit.htm

Taxpayers Call:  1-518-485-1057

Be advised, rebate/relief checks, tax credits and the NYS Registration for STAR credit checks are not administered locally. You must contact New York State Department of Taxation & Finance at the above listed numbers with any questions pertaining to checks, tax credits, and the registration process – or visit the listed web pages for more information.

NOTE: First-time applicants, for any exemption, or the annual renewal of an existing exemption, must submit the applicable paper form and supporting documentation to your local assessor by taxable status date (March 1st).

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Additional Assessment Department information may be found in the Assessor Menu.

Contact:

Jennie L. Miller, Assessor

Chili Town Hall, 3333 Chili Avenue

Office: (585) 889-6132

Fax: (585) 889-8710

Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.