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AGO 1971 NO. 31 >

The tax exemption provided for under §§ 4 and 5 of chapter 288, Laws of 1971, 1st Ex. Sess., for certain elderly or retired persons is a personal exemption which does not follow the property to the benefit of the claimant's heirs or grantees; therefore, when a person who is qualified for this tax exemption timely files his claim for it but thereafter dies or sells the property upon which he resides prior to the time the taxes to which the exemption applies become payable, his heirs or other new owners of the subject property do not receive the benefit of the exemption.