Different Circumstances For Property Tax Reduction

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Different Circumstances With regard to Property Tax Lowering

There are some reasons why folks receive a property taxes reduction. Veterans, seniors, and low revenue homeowners can apply to get a tax reduction or even a tax deferral. Keep in mind that few people who applies will get the reduction or even deferral. The state and community you reside in can vary from other states and also communities. If you do not be eligible, you can ask for installment payments on your property fees. This is one way to avoid foreclosures and possible auction of your property.

For lower income homeowners proprietors, the county treasure’s workplace or an online supply can supply you with a difficulty application. You need to have evidence of ownership, income paperwork, identification and proof of residency. You can also receive information on challenging your home tax increase, acquiring more time to pay, the way to obtain relief from property taxes in the future and find information from firm’s that offer low revenue financial assistance.

If you need to obtain a hardship exemption where you live, you must find out the actual specifics that are necessary to obtain an exemption. Difficulty exemptions are not directed at everyone and some states may not offer this service. The hardship dispense may qualify an individual for a partial exemption or total duty exemption. Your local local community however determines this kind of.

The property tax to get a veteran who owns a property that is their dwelling can receive a lower price, but they do have to meet certain guidelines. The actual veteran must have received an honorable discharge. The actual veteran must have some particle disability and be at least sixty-five or older. Residency requirements may additionally apply depending on a state. You can apply together with your county’s tax registrar to find out if you qualify. Remember that ever community provides different guidelines that could be more laxed or more stringent for reductions and also discounts.

Seniors can put on for a tax deferral given by the community they reside in at the time. This kind of tax deferral program offers you more time to pay your property taxes. You do must meet certain revenue guidelines and grow older requirements. Seniors who wish to utilize this tax deferral must talk with the taxing committee and complete the application. There are also exceptions for property taxes allowed to permanently impaired homeowners. The guidelines for this situation do differ between states, and also you need to check with the particular county clerk for that guidelines and application process.

To summarize deferrals and reductions in property fees, one would say that lower income homeowners may receive a tax decrease, but you do have to meet with special circumstances. Experts can receive a lowering of taxes, but they may only receive a percentage that fits with the guidelines from the qualifications. Not everyone is planning to receive a deferral or a reduction just because he or she comes into one of these classes. It is all up to the particular taxing committees whether you are accepted or denied. All you are able do is utilize and wait for a choice by the community board.

Comments: 55

  1. Gregory January 29, 2013 at 5:36 am Reply

    I bought a house 3 several weeks ago and my property taxes are impounded. I lately had a goverment tax bill asking me to my my taxes for that three several weeks I’ve resided in your home and three previous several weeks for as many as six several weeks. How’s this possible if my taxes are impounded? Must I pay it?

    My home is California. My house was an REO. I experienced Escrow.

  2. Annetta February 9, 2013 at 12:42 pm Reply

    I am considering the purchase of my first home in Warren, MI. I would like to find how how much my property taxes will be. They told me to multiple my SEV (state equalized value) by the millage… There is only one problem with this… I don’t know what an SEV or millage is…. Help?!?

  3. Brigette March 8, 2013 at 2:07 pm Reply

    First year paying taxes and Im not exactly sure how I should enter my taxes?

    1. I pay property taxes automatically and they are paid twice a year (once in Jan, once in July). I would obviously submit that I paid the total amount for the year, correct?

    2. Also, when doing my Return on TaxACT, there is a spot to put Property Taxes in Federal AND State. I guess you can put them in both? I dont understand what my property taxes would have to do with Federal Taxes…

  4. Rocky March 15, 2013 at 3:29 pm Reply

    My boyfriend & I are looking to purchase our first home together. We’d like to get the most for our money, we’d like to find out what counties are the least expensive in property taxes. I have searched the web with my question and I can’t seem to find this info, but I know it must be out there somewhere. Any help would be much appreciated!!! Have a nice week!!! 😉


  5. Daren March 17, 2013 at 7:28 am Reply

    For example a $500K house with a 5+ acres, the property taxes are only $1000/yr.

  6. Adolph April 1, 2013 at 9:55 pm Reply

    I just don’t have the lump sum to pay them all at once and there was no escrows on my property. What is the latest that I can pay my property taxes without facing a serious penalty?

  7. Fonda April 15, 2013 at 1:33 pm Reply

    Now that the market has declined, they have my house assessed at much more than it is worth, so they are charging me too much in local property tax. How do I challenge the assessment?

  8. Charolette June 20, 2013 at 12:01 am Reply

    I gave my Landlord money to pay for the property tax, but I just found out that he hasn’t been paying the property tax for the past two years (Louisiana). How will this effect me?
    I have a three year lease for the commercial property.

  9. Mack July 6, 2013 at 8:17 am Reply

    Our property tax assessment was lower than what we thought our house would sell for. Thanks so much!

  10. Katharina August 1, 2013 at 10:49 pm Reply

    In other words, who of the two owners are allowed the tax deduction for property tax and mortgage interest if the title and mortgage papers have only one owner’s name on it?

  11. Jason August 7, 2013 at 5:08 am Reply

    Let’s say for a house worth $600,000. How much it would be for property tax?

  12. Kecia September 5, 2013 at 1:29 am Reply

    How much per $1,000 of value is your property tax?
    and by using that number, how much would the property taxes is for a house with a value of $200,000?

    please explain how it’s done*
    i see..
    i understand now

    yea..it would be so much easier if houses become cheaper
    if there is a difference in each city, then how do i know?

  13. Zane September 21, 2013 at 4:03 am Reply

    Iam wondering how does property tax and where the city decides to put the money relate to law?

    Best answer will be given

  14. Raelene September 24, 2013 at 9:08 pm Reply

    I want to purchase a house, $30k. Can anyone estimate the tax, title, out the door cost?! Also on a mortgaged home, usually property tax and homeowners INS is included with the monthly payment. If the home is paid off, how is property tax paid? Yearly, quarterly ?

  15. Rusty October 1, 2013 at 11:59 am Reply

    We are thinking about moving up to Grants Pass, Oregon and are looking to buy a home. I have heard that the property tax is really really high up there. How much does it run. I know it depends on the property but I am wondering how much other people have paid for their homes there and how much they payed in tax for that home. Any figures would really help. Thank you. We are looking to spend about 80k on a small home with just a bit of property.

  16. Micah October 3, 2013 at 12:42 am Reply

    If you buy a house from an auction (particularly in California), what will the property tax be based on? Will it be based on the auction purchase price or some assessed market value?


  17. Neida November 17, 2013 at 11:53 am Reply

    My landlord has started charging us real estate and property tax without any notice. It just showed up on our statement.
    There is nothing in the lease about property or real estate tax. It suddenly showed up on our statement. I asked neighbors and they didn’t seem to care. Plus, isn’t property/real estate tax for when you OWN something?

  18. Merrill November 30, 2013 at 11:03 am Reply

    When a borrower applies for refinancing, Why do Title companies collect property tax information. What is the the exact reason behind that. Please explain as much as possible.

  19. Eldora December 20, 2013 at 1:52 pm Reply

    We are moving to an apartment and was wondering my father-in-law has a bill for property tax to pay and we were wondering does he have to pay that if we are all moving in a apartment with in the next two weeks??????
    The Bank owns the house

  20. Reynaldo December 23, 2013 at 8:13 am Reply

    I have a Property Tax question. I own a 2 Story Townhome,

    1st Fl 646 SF + 2nd Fl 646 SF = Total 1,292 SF Living Area.

    I also have a 20 by 20 SF Backyard and a 2 car Carport.

    I claiming Homestead Exemtion.The Property is listed as :

    1,292 SF Living Area – 0 / Lot Size.

    My question is if I sell this home and buy another,

    As an example : 1,300 SF Living Area – 5,000 SF Lot Size,

    Will I be paying Property Taxes on the 1,300 SF Living area or

    the 5,000 SF Lot Size ? I would really appriciate some help on this , Thanks.

  21. Lawrence January 28, 2014 at 1:18 pm Reply

    My Grandfather owns a one parcel of agricultural land and has a lot area of 0.1296. A property have Real Property Tax Declaration but we do not yet applied for a Title Certificate of it.

    Is the Real Property Tax declaration being considered as a collateral in a loan?

  22. Dannie February 2, 2014 at 10:48 am Reply

    How much does the property tax help in the amount of tax return?
    I noticed not a big difference before and owning owning my house.
    sorry a typo there.

  23. Luis February 2, 2014 at 12:52 pm Reply

    ‘property’ indicates an owner of….
    so if we pay ‘prperty’ taxes, are we the property owned by the state or the property we are suppose to own, is owned by the state?

  24. Patria February 2, 2014 at 6:11 pm Reply

    My bank is currently paying my property taxes. Is this a good idea or is it best to pay it on my own???

  25. Josephina February 20, 2014 at 11:11 pm Reply

    Thinking about moving to Charlotte…..what are the Real estate property taxes like up there because I’ve noticed the house prices are pretty decent?

  26. Garrett February 21, 2014 at 1:59 pm Reply

    I received a property tax bill that was a few months past due, it says there is a $163 lien. Is this reported to the credit bureau? I read in a few places that it’s only reported when the irs files an action against the property owner. I plan on paying the full amount due next week.
    Thanks for any information.

  27. Bianca February 21, 2014 at 2:00 pm Reply

    What aspects are taken into consideration to determine property taxes for a property and the land?
    What specific aspects? Location is obviously one. Would property size determine property taxes? Would having certain natural things on the property affect taxes? Say I have part of a river on my propert would that affect?

    What specific aspects cause property taxes to cost more or less? Would property taxes be less if the majority of the property was land, and the house was tiny? How do they determine what the land and house taxes will be? How do they differentiate?

  28. Virgil February 21, 2014 at 10:54 pm Reply

    Do the disabled get a break on their property taxes in the state of California

  29. Carina February 21, 2014 at 10:55 pm Reply

    Now that my house has gone down in value, should my property tax lower as well? And if does, what can I do?

  30. Isiah February 22, 2014 at 6:56 am Reply

    We have bought a home within the past two years, and pay about two thousand a year in property taxes on it., most of the money goes to school funding, I would like to know if we can claim those assesed taxes on our federal income tax. I have posted this question once before and recieved four answers, two of them stated definately we could and the other two said, no, we could not. Please respond only if you know for sure, Very very much appreciated.

  31. Diane February 22, 2014 at 9:03 am Reply

    My parents are thinking of buying a place for me and my sister in Vancouver, BC. My sis and I both live in Vancouver but my parents live outside of Canada and are not Canadian Citizens or PR. My parents want to put my sis’ and my name as the owner of that place, but we don’t know if it will cause us pay more tax when we buy our own place as on paper, it will become our second home purchase. Let’s say if one day I move out, and my sis is still living there, will i be paying more property tax becasue it’s now become an “investment” for me? How do we file taxes? Are there different tax tiers for primary and secondary homes? What type of complications can you think of if one of us move out and get our own place? Would it make more sense if we just simply put my parents name on it since they are foreigner?
    Hi bw022,

    I am not sure how to reply to your message so I will write here.

    Will the property tax be higher if it’s not the primary residence? I’ve never purchased a home before, so how will it affect me when I get my own place? Will there be any extra taxes that I need to pay?

    If one day I move out, but my sis is still living there, whom will be billed for the property tax?

  32. Toby February 24, 2014 at 8:47 pm Reply

    Doing a paper for School

    Whats the average amount of property tax, for a statelike california? Say Los Angeles

    Is there an average on property insurance?

  33. Idalia February 25, 2014 at 1:18 pm Reply

    I am interested in purchasing a property in Miami south beach at a foreclosure or bank owned price (significant lower than market value). Will the property tax based on sale price or market value? I got conflict info on this. Anyone can explain it to me? Thank you.

  34. Debrah February 26, 2014 at 7:08 pm Reply

    hi I live in california and i’m interested in doing a secondary exchange program in sweden next year. my best friend lives in Sweden and i was wondering in order to become an exchange student you need to pay the property taxes for the schooling. does anyone know how much that is?! thank you sooo much!!! xxxx

  35. Eugena March 10, 2014 at 6:50 pm Reply

    I plan to buy a home soon, but am utterly confused as to why you have to pay property tax but then get deductions on your taxes for owning a house. I realize that every state and person is different, but generally do the two even eachother out?

    If I was to get taxed about 30% of my paycheck (because I have no dependents and no other write offs) and I was to buy a $400,000 house, could I expect that I would end up ahead on my taxes?
    Oh, this is in California by the way.
    Like I said, I’m assuming my taxes are usually 30% of my income. The home is in California. And the interest rate of the 400,000$ home is about 5.25%.

    Is there an easy way to calculate all that?

  36. Kurt March 11, 2014 at 9:02 pm Reply

    My brother in law inherited a relative’s home in September. He did not pay the property tax for 2007. I told him that the house will be taken away if he doesn’t pay. Does anyone know how long it will take for the government to take this house?
    He only owes $445

  37. Valerie March 13, 2014 at 4:41 am Reply

    Long story. My husbands grandfather passed away and now his grandmother gave him his grandfathers truck. She signed the title over but due to my husband having unpaid fines on his license, he was not able to get the truck put in his name. I then found out the I could get it put in my name. I went and paid the property tax & got insurance put on the truck. By the time it came to sending off the title & getting the tag, I didn’t have the money to do so. Now,due to circumstances, I am not going to be able to afford the truck & am just wanting to take the remaining tag to the DMV & store it on my property. I went to the insurance place & was refused a refund. I am just wondering…since I am not going to have a tag on this truck, is it possible to get the property tax refunded? If so, how?
    The title to this truck has not been sent off. So it is not in my or my husbands name.

  38. Ara March 16, 2014 at 1:43 am Reply

    I lived in MO for six months then moved to AZ. Just received a property tax bill. Do I still have to pay that or just leave it since I no longer live in MO?
    This is not for a house. This is a property tax on two vehicles. Also why should I fund the state of MO when I am no longer living there.

  39. Cleopatra March 16, 2014 at 1:43 am Reply

    If I buy property at a tax sale and the property has a mortgage, how do I really own the property? How is the lienholder effected or paid off? Do the original owners have any further claim to the property?

  40. Terrance March 16, 2014 at 1:44 am Reply

    I would like to move to Oklahoma, but I dont know if property taxes are higher or not.

  41. Gale March 24, 2014 at 12:48 am Reply

    We recently bought a house in NJ from short sale slightly below market value , taxes on this 3 year old house are very high, much higher then other comparable property taxes, though our house has les sq feet than most of other properties around and very little land. The previous owner bought it at the peak of market for around 1.3 mln but county appraised it for much lower (860k). We bought the house for 1mln, but received the valuation report for 1.120k
    How did that happen? Comps are very different, they vary from 700 to 1.5 mln. What shoul we do? I am afraid we cant afford the tax increase!

  42. Luisa March 28, 2014 at 8:55 pm Reply

    The purchase price for the condo I’m buying is 25% less than the “assessed value” with the county. Will my assessed value for property taxes be reduced when the property transfers or can I appeal my assessed value based on my purchase price? The property taxes are relatively high right now, especially since the seller did not occupy the property.
    The current assessed value is slightly higher than the sales price for when the developer sold the rehabbed units in 2004. The reason the taxes are higher due to the current owner (seller) not occupying the unit is because, in my area, if you live in the property you qualify for some sort of tax benefit lowering the property taxes (you must reapply each year).

  43. Melaine April 3, 2014 at 1:06 pm Reply

    i hate paying my property tax is there anyways around. im in arizona. owed my house over 28 years

  44. Britt April 11, 2014 at 9:13 pm Reply

    I work in NYC and live in New Jersey. If I buy a house, I would have to pay property tax to NJ? However, I only file income tax to state of NY. Could I still deduct my property tax while filing income tax? How about morgage interests?


  45. Zane April 27, 2014 at 7:36 am Reply

    We planning to buy a house around $240,000 in Houston, but I heard that the property tax it pretty high. So I’m wondering how high was it?

    Can you convert from the percentage to real money. Like a $240,000 house = $$$$$ property tax….?

  46. Denver April 29, 2014 at 5:21 am Reply

    how are property taxes assessed and collected?

  47. Sharolyn May 12, 2014 at 4:07 pm Reply

    I brought a home in July 2009 (cook county 60107) (first time home buyer) . I have some quick questions;

    1) Are property taxes – tax deductible ?

    2) I paid 2nd installment of 2008 property tax in December 2009 ( $3K), this was as per me/seller
    agreement at the closing ? Is this amount tax deductible ?

    3) I paid 1st installment of 2009 property tax in Feb ‘2010 ( $3K), this was as per me/seller
    agreement at the closing ? Is this amount tax deductible ?

    4) Which tax form do I need to use to show up all these deductions related to home mortgage interests,property taxes ..etc ?

  48. Fermin May 16, 2014 at 3:34 am Reply

    for thoughs of you out there who may not be aware of Florida’s current property tax law is under review for changes…..one thuoght is to mandate a state sales tax from 0.07% to 0.10% …i have mixed concerns about this… any body out there have any ideas or sugestions on how there state handled or would handle the same situation…??

  49. Sumiko May 16, 2014 at 11:34 pm Reply

    Our current 1,300sq.ft home is getting a bit too small for us, especially with in-home business. We were considering adding a second story here (we have a ranch) but our finishes are rather on high end, the house is old (1960, worth now only $200-240K) and the current design it would mean taking most of the house apart since in most of the house we have no attic (ceilings are right under the roof). It seems our only option is to buy the cheapest house on the block in close neighborhood $90K (same size as ours) and add second story to it and finish it all the way we want. Here are my questions that I hope someone can help me with:
    1. Potential house property tax is about $5K now, if I add second story to the whole house, will the new tax be $10K?
    2. Potential house does not have a basement, which I’m considering adding (I know, I’d have to take it ALL down) but I was told that if you don’t disturb foundation, any remodeling, even extensive ones, will not change the property status to Brand New House which would get much higher property taxes. Is that true? Basement would seem like a good choice since you don’t pay extra in property tax. Unfinished basements are not considered livable areas, correct?
    3. Assuming that to find out if foundation can support 2nd level structural engineer would be needed, When that passes next would be an architect?
    4. Do I need a general contractor for this? My brother and I are pretty handy with finish carpentry, siding, windows,drywall and tiling, but not rough carpentry, roofing, plumbing, and electrical, but we know people that can do it.
    5. For legal issues, can anyone recommend website with good contacts so that some unpaid worker or store does not place a lien on my house.
    Thank for all your help.

  50. Fonda May 23, 2014 at 10:00 am Reply

    If my husband’s aunt left us a million dollar home(It’s about 20 rooms and it has two jacuzzis and one pool) ,and we collectively make about 350,000 annually(we are both child psychiatrists),will we be able to afford this house?
    How much will we have to pay in property taxes?
    We live in West Virginia.

  51. Mollie May 25, 2014 at 12:36 pm Reply

    My fiance and I just purchased a house where the property taxes were around $1200 in 2008. We just received a bill in the mail that said for 2009 the property taxes were raised to about $2200. The main reason for the increase (I assume) was due to some flipping the people did to the house. My question, is there some sort of grace period before I should have to pay the tax increase? I think may realtor may have mentioned it. Any links would also be helpful.

    By the way, I’m in Illinois.

  52. Leonardo May 29, 2014 at 4:50 am Reply

    We just bought a house on the 8th of last month and we got a letter in the mail about delinquent property taxes? What does this mean?

  53. Chae June 19, 2014 at 9:07 pm Reply

    My dad purchased a $100,000 home in California for more than 20 years ago. The market value of the house has increased to be 400,000; however, he continues to pay property tax on a 100,000 house. If I inherited the property, do i have to pay a property tax of a house worth 100,000 or 400,000?

  54. Reginia June 24, 2014 at 7:08 am Reply

    Hi, my grandparents have Dual Citizenship and they are planning on retiring in the USA. Particularly Atlanta. They were looking at this home http://www.atlantapros.com/Nav.aspx/Page=/PageManager/Default.aspx/P=2150865
    but then they seen that the property tax is $40k+ per year they started to rethink. Their pension will be only about €65k pension per year so that wont really work out. What happens if you cant afford the property tax every year? Will the house be taken from them
    They can afford the house by selling their current house. But they had a problem and lost most of their pention. She they will be paying off the house
    And the link that I gave to the house isnt working

  55. Scotty June 25, 2014 at 3:37 am Reply

    How does Property tax on like houses work and everything?

    What if i’m RENTING a townhouse? Do I still have to pay property tax. How much is property tax? like what if I get a house that costs $200,000 dollars. how much is property tax? because I know my parents house is like $300,000 and there property tax is like $30,000-$40,000 a year.

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