Canjo approves veterans tax benefit



The Canajoharie Central School Board of Education approved a new tax exemption on Nov. 9 that would lower taxes for eligible veterans effective with the September school tax bill.

Veterans must apply with their town assessor by March 1. The amount of the exemption is dependent on each town’s assessment rate.

The decision followed a survey of taxpayers by the school district when it presented its budget in May that showed “our community was overwhelmingly in favor of it” and after a public hearing on Nov. 9, said district Superintendent Deborah Grimslaw.

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