Are you a senior citizen (61+) or permanently disabled on a limited income?
Legislation has just passed a bill that changed the senior/disability property tax exemption program. Previously the income limit was $35,000; it has been increased to $40,000. There are three exemption levels within the program, all of which are exempt from voted-in excess levies.
If you already are enrolled in this program, there is nothing you need to do as long as you have not had a change in your household income, marital, disability or residency status.
The Clallam County Assessor’s Office has adjusted your property to the new exemption level based on the new income schedule.Any changes in income, marital, disability, or residency status requires applicants to complete a change of status form.
If you think you may qualify now with the new income threshold ($40,000), bring into the assessor’s office income information for 2014 to begin the process for a tax reduction in your 2016 taxes.
To receive an exemption for taxes due in 2016, applications are due by Dec. 31.
This change is not retroactive; the new income levels will apply to exemption reductions for 2016 property taxes and forward.
Stop by the assessor’s office in the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Ste. 2, or call 417-2339, for more information.