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Home Improvement Exemptions

There are two Home Improvement Exemptions administered in the Town of Cheektowaga. Both require an improvement be made to the parcel. See the descriptions below for details.

Property Improvement pursuant to ADA

This exemption is applied to the Town of Cheektowaga tax lines. Real property altered, installed or improved to remove architectural barriers in existing property for persons with disabilities subsequent to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Public Law § §101-336; 42 United States Code, §12101 et seq.) is exempt from taxation to the extent of any increase in value attributable to these improvements. These improvements are exempt for up to ten years from special ad valorem levies as well as from general municipal and school taxes, but are liable for special assessments.

Residential Capital Improvement

This exemption is also applied to the Town of Cheektowaga tax lines. One-, two-, and three-family dwellings that have undergone reconstruction, alteration or improvement and which are located in certain towns are partially exempt from town taxes and town special ad valorem levies, but liable for special assessments. The duration of the exemption benefit is five years, where 50 percent of the base amount attributable to the reconstruction, alteration or improvement is exempt in the first year of exemption, declining by ten percentage points in each of the remaining four years of the exemption term.

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