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Tax Relief for the Elderly & Permanently and Totally Disabled
Qualifications for Real Estate Tax Relief 
In order to qualify for tax relief, an applicant must meet all of the following requirements:
  • Either
    • At least one spouse must be 65 years old or older; or
    • At least one spouse must be permanently and totally disabled.
  • Total income including tax exempt income of all residents of the dwelling cannot exceed $35,000. An exclusion of the first $5,000 of income is allowed for each relative other than either spouse who is living in the dwelling.
  • Combined net financial worth of all residents in the dwelling cannot exceed $100,000, not including the principle residence and five acre.
  • If not a first-time filer, a change in income could mean a change in the amount of discount you receive each year that you are in the program.
  • Applications must be filed between February 1 and April 1 of each year that you are in the program.
  • You must bring in your income and asset verification, including the first page of the prior year's federal tax return if one was filed and a copy of bank statement as of December of the previous year.

Qualifications for Personal Property Tax Relief
In order to qualify for tax relief, an applicant must meet all of the following requirements:
  • Either
    • At least one spouse must be 65 years old or older; or
    • At least one spouse must be permanently and totally disabled.
  • Total income including tax exempt income of all residents of the dwelling cannot exceed $30,000. An exclusion of the first $7,500 of income is allowed for each relative other than either spouse who is living in the dwelling.
  • Combined net financial worth of all residents in the dwelling cannot exceed $75,000, not including the principle residence and one acre.
  • If not a first-time filer, a change in income could mean a change in the amount of discount you receive each year that you are in the program.
  • Applications must be filed between February 1 and April 1 of each year that you are in the program.
  • You must bring in your income and asset verification, including the first page of the prior year's federal tax return if one was filed and a copy of bank statement as of December of the previous year.
  • For personal property total income cannot exceed $30,000. Tax relief will be given on one vehicle not to exceed $300 total tax. Vehicle must be in applicants name only or applicant and spouse.

FIRST TIME FILERS MAY APPLY ANYTIME THROUGH DECEMBER 31st FOR REAL ESTATE OR PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX RELIEF


Forms

Tax Relief Application for the Elderly & Disabled 



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