More People Will Now Qualify for Real Estate Tax Relief


Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 551
Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
703-324-3187, TTY 703-324-2935, FAX 703-324-2010

May 6, 2004

 

More People Will Now Qualify for Real Estate Tax Relief

 

On April 26, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved an increase to the asset cap for tax relief for the elderly and persons with disabilities. For 2004, the Board raised the asset cap from $190,000 to $240,000. The Board also approved the proration of tax relief benefits for otherwise eligible applicants who turn 65 during the tax year and for applicants as of the date they become duly certified as permanently and totally disabled. The Board has extended the 2004 filing deadline from April 1 to Dec. 31 for all real estate tax relief applicants.

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 Up to 100 percent Up to $240,000
$40,001 $46,000 50 percent Up to $240,000
$46,001 $52,000 25 percent Up to $240,000

* 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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