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New sales tax exemption rules for seniors go into effect

 


About 30 seniors who previously received a sales tax exemption card from the Borough were not issued a new card after Borough staff reviewed eligibility following two ordinances that went into effect Jan. 1.

The two eligibility changes require seniors – individuals age 65 and older – to be borough residents and to have resided in the borough for at least a year with intent to remain indefinitely and make a home here. Following similar requirements to receive a Permanent Fund Dividend from the state, qualifying individuals must be physically present 185 day or more in a year to determine...



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