Variations in Receipt of Benefit
No Variation in Receipt of Benefits
Benefit Varies with Income
The state has authorized credits for 6 towns. The credit for totally disabled individuals varies from $250 in Smithfield to $600 in Lincoln. The 'senior resident property tax service credit program' is $500 in Newport and Cumberland. Eligibility requirements vary by town.
How is Benefit Disbursed
Credit to the property tax bill
Eligible Property Type
Characteristics of Eligible Property
Only residential property is eligible for this program.
Description of Eligibility Criteria
Credits are available to those 65 and older in 4 towns. Additional eligibility requirements include residency duration, being a veteran of the armed services, disability as determined by the Social Security Administration, income as determined by the local government, or the Department of Housing and Urban Development. In Burrillville, parents of individuals killed in active duty are also eligible for a credit.
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.