Senior Citizen and Disabled Person's Exemption income
limitation increase in 2016
(Port Orchard, WA) The Washington State
Legislature has passed, and the Governor has signed, legislation that
will amend the senior citizen and disabled person property tax exemption
and deferral programs. These programs provide relief from special
levies, and freeze the taxable value of the property at its current
Beginning in 2016, income eligibility limits for these tax exemption
programs increases from $35,000 to $40,000. The income limit for the
senior/disabled deferral program, which enables qualifying taxpayers to
delay payment of taxes, increases to $45,000.
To qualify for the senior exemption program one must be at least 61
years of age or fully disabled from employment. Applicants must
own/occupy their home, and their gross annual household income must be
$40,000 or less.
Anyone with questions about either program, or who would like an
application when they become available in 2016, should contact the
Kitsap County Assessor’s Office at 360.337.7160 for assistance..
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