[Summit] Clarification on homestead exemptions

Anne Holland aholland at gmail.com
Tue Jun 11 15:29:58 CDT 2019

 As of last year “exemptions” are not the word that is used. Per Providence:
“There is no longer a homestead exemption. Instead, the City has two simple tax rates – an owner occupied rate of $18.80 and a non-owner occupied rate of $31.96”.
http://www.providenceri.gov/tax-assessor/exemptions/ <http://www.providenceri.gov/tax-assessor/exemptions/>

To get an exemption, as a new homeowner you must fill out this form — and BTW the DMV told me last week that they are now DOUBLECHECKING with other states to be sure that you don’t have two driver’s licenses and are claiming to be resident of two states (such as FL) I think for tax evasion purposes although I’m not sure
http://www.providenceri.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/2018-2019-Owner-Occupied-Declaration.pdf <http://www.providenceri.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/2018-2019-Owner-Occupied-Declaration.pdf>

> On Jun 11, 2019, at 3:20 PM, Christopher Buecheler <cwbuecheler at gmail.com> wrote:
> The homeowner's exemption is specifically for people who live in the homes they own. Unless I'm mistaken, this proposed tax change affects owner-occupied buildings, not rental properties (which are already taxed at 100% the regular rate).
> Cheers,
> -Chris
> On Tue, Jun 11, 2019 at 12:32 PM robyn linde <robynmlinde at gmail.com <mailto:robynmlinde at gmail.com>> wrote:
> Dear all, 
> My understanding is that this is primarily going to impact landlords, whose costs will be transferred to renters. Rising rents would rapidly gentrify the few parts of our neighborhoods that aren’t already gentrified. Is that a correct understanding of the proposal? I’m genuinely asking for clarification.
> Thanks, Robyn (6th St.)
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