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12/30/2019 Assessment Community Weekly

Happy New Year! We hope 2020 will be a great year for you, your families, and your communities!

Update to Form RP-425-IVP

The IVP form is updated to include the income tax return filing status of each of the owners and spouses. The options are:

  • Single
  • Married filing joint
  • Married filing separate
  • Head of household
  • Qualifying widow(er)

The filing status is a required field when you are adding an enrollment in the IVP Tool.

In case you missed it (ICYMI)

The holiday season is busy. Here are some recent announcements you may have missed:

  • STAR Credit Issued Reports are available: The reports include all 2019 STAR checks issued prior to November 13. Access the reports in the Online Assessment Community.
  • Two new reports;
    • The Senior Income Level Report lists seniors who received the Enhanced STAR exemption in 2019 and whose 2018 adjusted gross income (AGI) may be below $37,400. As you know, eligibility for the senior citizens exemption is not based on AGI, but rather on a definition of income that is more inclusive than AGI. However, this report may be helpful to assessors who wish to reach out to lower-income seniors and advise them of the availability of the senior citizens exemption. (The statutory maximum income for the sliding scale senior citizens exemption is currently $37,399).
    • The Deceased Report lists properties where one of the owners has been reported as deceased on a New York State income tax return filed on or after January 1, 2018. Note: By law this report is only available to county directors, but directors are   authorized to share it with assessors, tax receivers and county treasurers.

      Both reports are accessed in the Online Assessment Community. For details, see the December 18 announcement.

  • New RPSV4 Release: Release 2016_4818 and the associated database release are now available on Real Property System.