Determine whether the Town Assessor properly administered select real property tax exemptions.
- We reviewed 76 agricultural, senior citizen and veteran properties with exemptions and found 49 (64 percent) lacked supporting documentation (e.g., applications, renewal forms, income support and military records) to verify taxpayer eligibility.
- Ensure all applicants provide adequate supporting documentation before granting exemptions.
- Maintain documentation to support eligibility for all exemptions granted.
- Ensure previously granted exemptions are supported and continue to meet eligibility requirements.
Town officials agreed with our findings and indicated they plan to initiate corrective action.