Tax Relief & Exemptions

Fairfax County, Virginia

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703-222-8234
TTY 711

12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 225.5
Fairfax, VA 22035

Tim Tangen,
Manager, Tax Relief

Tax Relief Programs

 

Tax Relief for Seniors and People with Disabilities

Fairfax County provides real estate tax relief and car tax relief to citizens who are either 65 or older, or permanently and totally disabled, and meet the income and asset eligibility requirements.

Qualified taxpayers may also be eligible for tax relief for renters.

Disabled Veterans or Surviving Spouse Exemption

In order to qualify for real estate and personal property exemption, the disabled veteran must be rated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs or its successor agency to have a 100% service-connected, permanent, and total disability. Applicants must occupy the real property as his or her principal residence. Surviving spouse does not qualify for vehicle relief.

Exemption for Surviving Spouse of a Member of the U.S. Armed Forces Killed in Action

If you are a surviving spouse of a member of the U.S. Armed Forces who has been killed in action, your principal residence may be eligible for an exemption of your real estate taxes on your home and up to one acre in Virginia. You are not eligible for this tax exemption if you have remarried.

Exemption for Surviving Spouse of a First Responder Killed in the Line of Duty

If you are a surviving spouse of a First Responder who has been killed in the Line of Duty, your principal residence may be eligible for an exemption of your real estate taxes on your home and up to one acre in Virginia. You are not eligible for this tax exemption if you have remarried.

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