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Veterans, seniors now have handy guide to tax exemptions offered by Rhode Island communities

PROVIDENCE, R.I. Veterans and seniors in Rhode Island can find the municipal tax exemptions available to them in the reference guide made available this week by the Rhode Island Division of Municipal Finance.

"We've revised our annual guide to make it easier for Rhode Islanders to learn whether they qualify for any tax-saving benefits from their community," said Susanne Greschner, chief of the Division of Municipal Finance. "We expect they'll find this new format easier to read and useful."

The new guide offers a comprehensive listing of: All senior tax exemptions and credits offered by all 39 cities and towns in Rhode Island; All tax exemptions and credits offered to qualifying -- 1) Veterans 2) Unmarried widow/widowers 3) Totally disabled service-connected and partially disabled service-connected veterans 4) Gold Star parents 5) Former prisoners of war Tax exemptions and credits for specially adapted housing; All municipal tax-freeze programs; All municipal tax-deferral programs; All municipal exemptions for the visually impaired; A listing of all qualifying service dates and conflicts, Information on the property tax relief program offered by the Rhode Island Division of Taxation.

You can find the guide here: Tax Exemptions Guide For more you can contact the Division of Municipal Finance: at (401) 574-9915, or on the Web at:

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