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Property Tax Exemptions: What Am I Missing?

You qualify for the General Residential Exemption if (1) you owned the property on January 1; (2) you occupied it as your principal residence on January 1; and (3) you or your spouse have not claimed a residence homestead exemption on any other property.

You qualify for the Over 65 Exemption if you are 65 years of age or older. This exemption also includes a school tax limitation, or ceiling. You can’t claim a disability exemption if you claim the Over 65 exemption. You must apply within one year of the date you acquired the home, if you were 65 or older when you acquired and occupied the home as your principal residence, or within one year of the date of your 65th birthday, if you already owned the home and turned 65 after January 1.

You qualify for the Disability Exemption if you qualify for the homestead exemption and on January 1 you were under a disability for the purposes of payment of disability benefits under the federal Old Age, Survivor’s and Disability Insurance Act or you met the definition of disabled in that Act. You cannot claim an over 65 exemption if you claim this exemption. This exemption does not include a school tax limitation.

You qualify for the Over 55 Surviving Spouse of a Person Who Received the Over 65 Exemption if (1) you were 55 years of age or older on the date your spouse died and (2) your deceased spouse was receiving the over 65 exemptions on this residence homestead or would have applied and qualified for the exemptions in the year of the spouse’s death.

 

To sign up, simply return these two Documents. Send no money.

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