NY boards to vote on allowing limited vet tax break

Friday, February 14, 2014

One by one, school boards around the North Country are voting on whether to grant a new veterans exemption.

It is a decision that is leaving districts torn between wanting to show deference to veterans and concern about the tax burden on all residents.

Late last year, New York state gave school districts the option of granting tax breaks to people who have served in the military. Those breaks are already allowed in county and town taxes.

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