Local Deferrals

State

Rhode Island

Year

2006

Variations in Receipt of Benefit

No Variation in Receipt of Benefits

Benefit Type

Deferral

Benefit

The state has authorized deferrals in 7 towns. Eligibility requirements vary by town.

How is Benefit Disbursed

Other

Eligible Property Type

Residential

Characteristics of Eligible Property

Only residential property is eligible for this program.

Eligibility Criteria

Age

Disability

Income Ceiling

Other Criteria

Description of Eligibility Criteria

Deferrals are available to those 65 and older in 6 towns. Additional eligibility requirements include disability, tax as a percent of income, and a locally determined income ceiling.

Local Option in Adoption of Program

Local government must take action to opt in

Local Option Regarding Program Features

Local option regarding program features

State Funding for Local Tax Loss

Local government covers all of its tax loss

Description of State Funding for Tax Loss

The state statute is silent on this.

Record ID

RI105_RR06

Footnotes

Towns in this program include Portsmouth, Middleton, Coventry, Bristol, Warren, Narragansett, and East Greenwich.

Sources

R.I. Gen. Laws § 44-3-16.1 (in effect for 2006); R.I. Gen. Laws § 44-3-20 (in effect for 2006); R.I. Gen. Laws § 44-3-20.1 ~ § 44-3-20.4 (in effect for 2006); R.I. Gen. Laws § 44-3-57 (in effect for 2006); R.I. Gen. Laws § 44-3-58 (in effect for 2006)

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