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Aug 07

Tax Relief Available for Qualified Elderly and Disabled Homeowners

Posted on August 7, 2017 at 9:00 AM by Communications Department

Deadline to apply for this year is August 31

The Commissioner of the Revenue’s Office is currently accepting applications for Real Estate Tax Relief for the Elderly and Disabled program available to Newport News homeowners. Those who meet specified eligibility requirements, including age, income, and assets, Tax relief_SCmay qualify for deferral or exemption of real estate taxes. The deadline for filing a 2017-18 application for Tax Relief for the Elderly and Disabled is August 31.

Eligibility requirements for deferral:
• Applicant must own and reside in the home and be at least 65 years of age by December 31, 2016, or be permanently and totally disabled.
• Total combined income from all sources during 2016 of the applicant, spouse, and all relatives and non-relatives residing in the home shall not exceed $50,000. Some exceptions apply.
• Combined assets of all persons as of December 31, 2016 shall not exceed $200,000, excluding the residence.
• If multiple persons, other than a spouse, are listed on the deed, all persons listed must meet the eligibility requirements.

Eligibility requirements for exemption:
• Applicant must own and reside in the home and be at least 65 years of age by December 31, 2016.
• Total combined income from all sources during 2016 of applicant, spouse, and all relatives and non-relatives residing in the home shall not exceed $25,000. Some exceptions apply.
• Combined assets of all persons as of December 31, 2016 must not exceed $10,000 excluding the residence.
• If multiple persons, other than a spouse, are listed on the deed, all persons listed must meet the eligibility requirements.
• Household costs related to maintaining the home must equal or exceed 40% of the total household income.

 For more information or to obtain an application, property owners can contact the Commissioner of the Revenue’s Office at 757-926-3535 or visit the office at either 2400 Washington Avenue or 12912 Jefferson Avenue. Information and applications are also available on the Commissioner of the Revenue’s website at www.nnva.gov/cor.