Rep. Howell Urges Eligible Homeowners To Apply For Property Tax Relief

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Rep. Dan Howell (R-Georgetown) said he wants to be sure that all qualified homeowners take advantage of Tennessee’s property tax relief program. 

Rep. Howell has joined with members of the Tennessee General Assembly to ensure that more than $36 million has been appropriated to assist low-income elderly, low-income disabled, and 100 percent disabled veterans with their property tax bills.  

Eligible homeowners can begin applying for tax relief after they receive their 2016 county or city tax bill. Applications are now being accepted at the Meigs, Polk and Bradley County Trustees’ Offices as well as other city collecting officials’ offices. 

The property tax relief program began in 1973 and is designed to reimburse eligible homeowners for all or part of the property taxes paid on their primary residence. 

Low-income elderly and low-income disabled homeowners may qualify for the program if they make no more than $29,180 a year. Veterans who have service-connected total and permanent disability as determined by the Department of Veterans Affairs do not have to meet an income qualification to be eligible for tax relief. 

The deadline to apply for tax relief is 35 days after a city or county’s property tax delinquency date. For most jurisdictions this is typically on April 5. 

For more information visit the Meigs, Polk and Bradley County Trustees’ Office or a local city hall.

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