Elderly Citizens and Disabled Persons who meet certain criteria may be granted relief from all or part of their real estate taxes, personal property tax, the vehicle license fee, and the solid waste fee. Eligibility criteria may change from year to year.
To qualify, an applicant must:
Be 65 years of age or older as of December 31, 2015. Relief will be prorated for those applicants that turn 65 during calendar year 2015.
Have a gross household income from all sources of not more than $81,490 - The first $10,000 of income earned by any relative living in the household other than the owner(s) or spouse is excluded. For an applicant who qualifies as permanently and totally disabled, the first $7,500 of any income received by the applicant as permanent disability compensation is excluded.
Have a combined financial net worth for the applicant and spouse of not more than $340,000, excluding the residence for which the exemption is sought and up to 25 acres of land it occupies.
Own and occupy the home as his/her sole dwelling.
Contact the Real Estate Assessments Office at 703-792-6780 or email@example.com for more information about the program or to request an application.
2015 Tax Relief Brochure
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2015 Tax Relief First Time Application
2015 Tax Relief Renewal Application
Elderly and Disabled Monthly Real Estate Tax Installment Option
Senior citizens and disabled persons have the option to pay their real estate taxes in monthly installments rather than semi-annually. The monthly installment program allows 12 equal payments to be made for taxes assessed on real estate property owned and occupied as the owner's sole dwelling. For more on this program, click here.