Aldermen approve higher property tax exemptions for elderly, blind and disabled

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MANCHESTER, N.H. – On Tuesday night, the Manchester Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved new property tax exemption rates for the city’s blind and elderly population to keep pace with recent assessed property value changes.

Property tax exemptions for residents aged 65-74 and the disabled will climb from $109,500 to $156,000. Blind residents will also receive a $156,000 exemption, up from $135,000. Residents aged 75-79 and over 80 will receive exemptions of $210,000 and $280,000 respectively.

The changes will take effect for the final tax bill this year.

According to the New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration, Manchester already had the largest property tax exemption for blind residents, while Portsmouth had the largest exemption for residents aged 65-74 and the disabled ($235,000)  while Newington had the largest exemption for those aged 75-79 ($300,000) and Windham had the largest exemption for those over for 80 ($600,000).

More information on how to apply for property tax exemptions can be found on the City of Manchester’s website.

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Born and raised in the Granite State, Andrew Sylvia has written approximately 10,000 pieces over his career for outlets across Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. On top of that, he's a licensed notary and licensed to sell property, casualty and life insurance, he's been a USSF trained youth soccer and futsal referee for the past six years and he can name over 60 national flags in under 60 seconds according to that flag game app he has on his phone, which makes sense because he also has a bachelor's degree in geography (like Michael Jordan). He can also type over 100 words a minute on a good day.