Following the lead of several local villages, the Town of North Hempstead is proposing their own tax exemption for firefighters residing in the town.
At their December 10 meeting, Supervisor May Newburger proposed the 10 percent tax exemption for firefighters and emergency service workers of the town portion of a firefighters tax bill.
"It was put up and it would be voted on Jan. 2," said Town of North Hempstead spokesperson Lauren Corcoran.
It looks as though the town board will pass the firefighters tax exemption on Jan. 2. "We're very confident. I foresee a 5-0 vote in favor of it," said Corcoran. "We're probably going to be putting out a letter to all the different fire departments just to let them know this is where we are going. We're excited to do it."
The law would be a copy of the state law, which authorized municipalities to offer the tax exemption to firefighters. The legislature in Nassau County has talked about a 10 percent firefighters tax exemption. Now, it looks as though North Hempstead firefighters will also be getting the exemption.