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Tax Relief for Elderly/Disabled

Application Period January 1, 2017 Thru June 1, 2017

The following information must be provided with your application:

    1. Proof of household income for the previous calendar year.
    2. Photo ID showing that you are a Catawba County Resident.
    3. If claiming disability, form AV-9A must be completed by a physician licensed to pratice medicine in North Carolina.


Contact:
Real Estate Assistance
Phone: (828) 465-8426

Email Real Estate Assistance


map 25 Government Drive
Newton, NC 28658



Office Hours
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday - Friday


PROPERTY TAX RELIEF ON PERMANENT RESIDENCE

Elderly or Disabled Homestead Exclusion: This exclusion is for homeowners at least aged 65 or those that are totally and permanently disabled. To qualify, the income of the homeowner and spouse must not exceed $29,500.

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Disabled Veterans Homestead Exclusion: This exclusion is for Honorably Discharged Disabled Veterans that are 100% totally and permanently disabled from a service-connected disability or that receive benefits for specially adapted housing under 38 U.S.C. Sec. 2101. There is no income test for this exclusion.

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Circuit Breaker Homestead Tax Deferment Program: This program limits the amount of taxes one must pay annually on their permanent residence to a fixed percentage of their income. The amount of taxes above that percentage is deferred and does not have to be repaid until such time a disqualifying event occurs. Examples of a disqualifying event would be death, transfer of the property, or the property is no longer the taxpayers permanent residence. Deferred taxes that become due must be repaid including interest from the date the taxes would have originally become due. To qualify, the income of the homeowner and spouse must not exceed $44,250.

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There is one combined APPLICATION for the three tax relief programs above. Please click on the name of the specific tax relief above for a complete description of the programs and their eligibility information. Click here to view Tax Relief Brochure. Please call 828-465-8426 to make an appointment or for more information.

  • Frequently asked questions about Elderly or Disabled Homestead Exclusion
  • Frequently asked questions about Disabled Veterans Exclusion
  • Frequently asked questions about Circuit Breaker Homestead Tax Deferment Program