Exemption Information and Forms

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2021 Senior Application

100% Disabled Exemption Application
This is a tax exemption offered to property owners who are 100% disabled and meet the criteria listed on the form. It is an income based exemption and this year's total gross household income cannot exceed $42,200. If you feel that you meet all the criteria, please fill out the form, provide this office with all supporting income statements (i.e. social security statements, pensions, interest statements, etc.) along with a full copy of your Federal Tax Return and file it with the Assessor's Office by April 30, 2020. If you qualify for the exemption, it will appear on your 2020 tax bill issued in July.
(If a federal income tax return is filed, applicant must submit the signed copy of IRS Form 4506, which gives the Assessor the right to request information from the IRS regarding your tax return. Any expense is borne by the Town.)

Blind Exemption Application          
Applicants must contact the RI Dept. of Human Services Office of Rehabilitation Services, RI Services for the Blind & Visually Impaired.  An intake worker will explain that the agency's consulting ophthalmologist will make a determination of legal blindness based on an eye report from your personal eye physician.  The R.I. Services for the Blind & Visually Impaired will forward a determination to the Tax Assessor's Office for disposition. 
Dept. of Human Services
Office of Rehabilitation Services
R.I. Services for the Blind & Visually Impaired
40 Fountain Street
Providence, RI 02903
401.421.7005 (Voice)
401.421.7016 (TDD)
401.462.7799 (Spanish) 

Soldiers' & Sailors' Civil Relief Act - form
This form is for military personnel and their spouse who are living in Westerly due to military orders, have motor vehicles registered in Westerly, and claim their primary residence in another state. This form must be filed for each year the exemption is being requested.

Veteran's Exemption Form
This form is for military personnel who were active duty during wartime and whose primary residence is Westerly. Please see page 2 of the form for a list of qualifying dates. A copy of your DD-214 (military discharge papers) must accompanying this form