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Tax Relief Programs for Elderly OR Permanently Disabled Person

North Carolina General Statute 105-277.1 excludes from property taxes a portion of the appraised value of a permanent residence owned and occupied by North Carolina residents aged 65 or older, OR totally and permanently disabled, AND whose income does not exceed $29,600. Income is defined as all moneys received from every source other than gifts or inheritances received from a spouse, lineal ancestor or lineal descendent. For married applicants residing with their spouses, the income of both spouses must be included, whether or not the property is in both names. For unmarried joint property owners, each owner must apply separately and benefit limitations may apply based on the percent of ownership.

For those who qualify this program excludes from taxes the greater of $25,000 or 50% of the appraised value of the residence, including up to 1 acre of land.

If you feel you qualify for this program and are not receiving the exclusion, you may obtain an application by downloading the application from the Assessor's website here or contacting the Assessor's Office by telephone at (828) 698-3005 or (828) 698-3004.

If you received this exclusion last year, you do not need to reapply unless your permanent residence has changed, your income exceeds the $29,600 limit or you received Compliance Review documentation from the Assessor's Office. Failure to notify the Assessor’s Office that the property no longer qualifies for exclusion may cause the property to be subject to discovery with penalties and interest pursuant to North Carolina General Statute 105-312.



Dee Hill Tax Relief Administrator dhill@hendersoncountync.org 828-698-3004
Kim Woody Customer Service Specialist kswoody@hendersoncountync.org 828-698-3005


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