Braddock District to Host Tax Relief Workshops
Fairfax County Office of Public
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 551
Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
703-324-3187, TTY 711, FAX 703-324-2010
March 8, 2006
Braddock District to Host Tax Relief
Workshops for Seniors on March 23 and April 13
Braddock District seniors are invited to attend workshops on how to apply for real estate tax relief, hosted by Supervisor Sharon Bulova, on Thursday, March 23, and Thursday, April 13, at Braddock Hall, 9002 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Personnel from the county’s Department of Tax Administration will be on hand from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to help eligible seniors apply for tax relief. Attendees should bring all financial documentation related to their income and assets as of Dec. 31, 2005 (tax return for 2005; bank statement ending Dec. 31, 2005; current financial portfolio; proof of retirement pension, if applicable), so staff can help determine eligibility and assist in the application process.
Fairfax County provides real estate tax relief to residents who are either 65 or older or who have permanent and total disabilities. The recent change to the Real Estate Tax Relief Program for the Elderly and Disabled, which was retroactive to all of tax year 2005, increased the net combined financial asset eligibility requirement to the state maximum of $340,000 for those who meet the age, disability and income requirements, and also increased the income limit to the fixed state maximum of $72,000.
The deadline for filing for 2005 tax relief has been extended until Dec. 31, 2006, for new applicants and in cases of hardship. Residents who have already been approved for tax relief for 2005 will not need to reapply for 2006. Appropriate documentation automatically will be mailed to them.
For more information about the workshops, call Diane Thompson at 703-425-9300, TTY 711. Seniors looking for more information about real estate tax relief or an application can call the Department of Tax Administration at 703-222-8234, TTY 703-222-7594, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays. Tax relief applications also are available online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dta/pdf_files/2005taxrelief.pdf, and an affidavit of disability, for those who need one, can be found at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dta/pdf_files/affidavitofdisability.pdf.