2009 Rhode Island Code
Title 44 - Taxation
CHAPTER 44-3 - Property Subject to Taxation
§ 44-3-13.7 - Exeter Exemption of real property from taxation for totally disabled persons.
§ 44-3-13.7 Exeter Exemption of real property from taxation for totally disabled persons. (a) The town council of the town of Exeter may, by ordinance, exempt from taxation any real property situated in the town which is owned and occupied by any one or more persons who is a domiciled resident of the town of Exeter and who is determined to be totally disabled by the social security administration. The amount of the exemption and the rules and regulations regarding eligibility for the exemption shall be provided for by ordinance and the town council of the town of Exeter, upon recommendation of the tax assessor, may, from time to time, by amendment to the ordinance, make changes in the amount of this exemption granted and the rules and regulations regarding eligibility for the exemption as they deem necessary to promote the purpose of this section.
(b) The town council of the town of Exeter is authorized in the ordinance to provide that any person who obtains an exemption pursuant to the ordinance to which the person is not entitled by the filing or making of any false statement or the proffering of any document or other writing known by the person to have been altered, forged, or to contain any false or untrue information shall be liable to the town of Exeter for an amount equal to double the amount of reductions in taxes resulting from the exemption, which amount shall be recoverable by the town in a civil action.
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