Qualified Newport News seniors with disabilities may be exempt from property taxes

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — The Newport News Office of the Commissioner of Revenue is accepting applications for the Seniors and Disabled Property Tax Relief Program available to Newport News property owners.

Individuals who meet certain conditions, including age, income, and assets, may qualify for a property tax deferral or exemption.

The deadline to submit a 2017-2018 application for the program is August 31, 2017.

Deferral eligibility conditions:

  • The applicant must own and reside in the home and be at least 65 years old as of December 31, 2016 or be permanently and totally disabled.
  • The combined total income from all sources in 2016 of the applicant, spouse, and all relatives and non-relatives residing in the home must not exceed $50,000. Some exceptions apply.
  • The combined assets of all individuals as of December 31, 2016 must not exceed $200,000, excluding residence.
  • If more than one person, other than a spouse, is listed on the deed, all listed persons must meet the eligibility criteria.

Conditions of eligibility for the exemption:

  • The applicant must own and reside in the home and be at least 65 years old as of December 31, 2016.
  • The combined total income from all sources in 2016 of the applicant, spouse, and all relatives and non-relatives residing in the home must not exceed $25,000. Some exceptions apply.
  • The combined assets of all individuals as of December 31, 2016 must not exceed $10,000 excluding residence.
  • If more than one person, other than a spouse, is listed on the deed, all listed persons must meet the eligibility criteria.
  • Household expenses related to the maintenance of the dwelling must be equal to or greater than 40% of the total household income.

For more information or to obtain an application, contact the Office of the Commissioner of Revenue at (757) 926-3535. People can also visit one of two offices located at 2400 Washington Ave. or at 12912 Jefferson Ave. at Newport News.

Information and requests are also available on the Commissioner of Revenue’s website at www.nnva.gov/cor.

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