More People Will Now Qualify for Real Estate Tax Relief


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Oct. 1, 2003

 

More People Will Now Qualify for Real Estate Tax Relief

On Sept. 15, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved an increase to the asset cap for tax relief for the elderly and persons with disabilities. For 2003, the board raised the asset cap from $160,000 to $190,000.

Real Estate Tax Relief
Fairfax County provides real estate tax relief to citizens who are either 65 or older or with permanent and total disabilities. Senior citizens and those with permanent disabilities who owned and occupied their residences in Fairfax County as of Dec. 31 of the preceding year may qualify for real estate tax relief from the county if they meet certain income and financial worth qualifications:

 

Total Household Income*Amount of ReliefNet Combined
Financial Worth**
$40,000 or less
$40,001 $46,000
$46,001 $52,000
Up to 100%
50%
25%
Up to $190,000
Up to $190,000
Up to $190,000

* County Code excludes $6,500 of the income of relatives, other than the spouse or owner who resides in the household. The code also excludes $7,500 of any income received by an applicant who is permanently and totally disabled.

** The value of the residence, up to one acre of land and household furnishings are not included in the “net combined financial worth.”

For more information or to obtain an application, call the Department of Tax Administration at 703-222-8234, TTY 703-222-7594, or visit the DTA page on Fairfax County’s Web site at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dta.


 

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