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Tax Relief for
Indian River Seniors

The Indian River School District Board of Education unanimously approved an Elderly Property Tax Relief Credit in accordance with State Senate Bill No. 1 at its regular meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 1999.

The credit will be offered to district residents 65 years of age or older and be applied against school taxes assessed on their primary residences. It can be up to 50 percent of 1999 school taxes or $500, whichever is less.

"This was an opportunity for the board of education to give something back to the senior citizens of the Indian River School District and we thank those in attendance at the meeting for their concern and input on the issue," said IRSD Superintendent Lois Hobbs. "We hope the same residents will support us in future referendum initiatives for new schools and other buiilding renovations."

To receive the credit, elderly property tax payers must submit documentation to the Sussex County Tax Assessment Office. The assessment data will then be forwarded to the State of Delaware.

Refunds will be received by taxpayers in late spring of 2000. The Indian River School District fully anticipates taking a proactive step to ensure every eligible elderly property tax payer is apprised of this tax relief initiative.

"The board is delighted to offer this rebate to the seniior citizens of our school district and we hope all will take advantage of this unique opportunity," said board president Greg Hastings. "the district will lend its assistance to anyone interested in this tax relief program."

For more information on the Elderly Property Tax Relief Credit, send your name, address and telephone number to David B. Baker, Director of Finance, Sussex County, P.O. Box 589, Georgetown, DE 19947.


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