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Tax Exemption Information

Description

Property

Vehicles

Veteran or Unmarried Widow of a Veteran

To each person who served in the military or naval service of the United States with an Honorable discharge.  (Residential, Commercial or Auto)

 

$ 9,850

 

$ 2,000

Gold Star Parent

To one parent of a service member who died while serving in the military or naval service of the United States (Residential, Commercial or Auto)

 

$ 14,800

 

$ 3,000

POW

Prisoner of War (Residential or Auto)

$ 19,800

$ 4,000

Total Service-Connected Veteran

Have to be 100% disabled per the Veterans Administration – must show documentation from the VA stating such.  For Real Estate, must own and occupy the real estate in the city (Residential or Auto)

 

 

$ 19,800

 

 

$ 4,000

Handicap

Must be under 65, own and occupy the real estate in the city, and show an update Awards Letter (dated within a month) with Date of Entitlement showing that they have been collecting for 2 years minimum (Real Estate Only)

 

 

$ 19,800

 

Specially Adapted Autos for the Handicapped

50% off assessment up to $ 10,000 (Auto only)

 

<= $ 10,000

Elderly

Age 65 and over.  Must own and occupy real estate in the city – maximum of 3 units (Real Estate Only)

 

$ 36,700

 

Blind

Must own and occupy real estate in the city and be 100% blind per their ophthalmologist.  For Real Estate, must own and occupy the real estate in the city (Residential or Auto)

 

$ 59,175

 

$ 12,000

Historical

Real Estate that is in a National Register of Historic Places and is listed in the City of Pawtucket’s local historic district (as defined in the City Ordinance Chapter 2726).  Must own and occupy the property (does not apply to condo units or commercial property) (Real Estate Only)

 

 

$ 59,175

 

* Exemptions on motor vehicles are determined as $ 500.00
prescribed by RIGL 44-34.1-1, regarding the phase or as approved
out of motor vehicle taxes.

R.I.G.L. 44.3.3(16) Property Tax Relief

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