Homeowners who turn 65 at any point in 2012 are eligible for the Homestead program and have until Monday, June 4th to sign up with the Montgomery County Auditor’s Office. Applications are available in the Auditor’s office, on the web at www.mcauditor.org or by calling the 225-4341 Homestead Hotline number.
“All eligible senior homeowners should take advantage of this valuable tax break,” said Auditor Karl Keith, “Last year, Montgomery County Homestead Exemption recipients saved an average of $580 on their annual property tax bill.”
The Homestead exemption program provides property tax relief to homeowners age 65 and older and the permanently disabled. There are no income requirements, but newly eligible recipients (those turning 65 any time in 2012) must sign up with the Auditor’s office. Homeowners already enrolled in the program do not need to reapply.
Qualified applicants who missed last year’s deadline may also sign up and receive a reduction on last year’s taxes, as well as this year’s.
Potential new applicants should call the Auditor’s Homestead Hotline at 225-4341 or log on to www.mcauditor.org to obtain an enrollment form or for more information.
May 29, 2012