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5/29/2014

Monday, June 2, 2014 is the last day property owners can file for tax relief programs available to qualifying low-income or disabled residents. This relief is effective for the 2014 tax year, affecting property tax bills to be issued in August.

Elderly/Disabled Homestead Exclusion

  • For property owners 65 and older or permanently disabled, with an income less than $28,600 from all sources as reported for 2014 federal income tax.
  • Low-income elderly/disabled exclusion -- the exclusion of taxes on the greater of $25,000 or 50% of the value of the property for 2014 and succeeding years if they remain qualified.

“Circuit Breaker” Deferral

  • For property owners 65 and older or permanently disabled, with income less than $42,900 from all sources as reported for 2014 federal income tax:
  • Low-income elderly/disabled deferral (Circuit Breaker) -- deferral of a portion of the taxes due in the current tax year to some future time, such as sale of the property, for qualifying owners. An application must be made each year.

Disabled Veterans Exclusion

  • For property owners who are honorably discharged veterans and who have a service-related 100% disability, regardless of income:
  • Exclusion of the first $45,000 of property value from tax assessment.

The County Assessor’s Office will assist qualifying taxpayers in completing an application through Monday, June 2.If applications are mailed, they must be postmarked no later than June 2, 2014.

For more information contact the Mecklenburg County Tax Assessor’s Office at 704 432-7250 or Appeals@mecklenburgcountync.gov or in person Monday-Friday 8a.m.-5p.m. at 700 East Stonewall Street, Suite 103Charlotte, NC.