County have jurisdiction regarding property and other taxes. School tax takes the majority of the property tax which supports the public school system.
One house per household can exempt from school tax. Each year as of January 01, person who is over the age 62 are eligible to receive benefit with following requirement.
For age group of 62-64’s yearly income must lower than $10,000 after tax.
For 65 and older, income must lower than $25,000 after tax.
Each county may have slightly different income guidelines and qualifications. We highly recommend to check each county’s website for detailed information.
Resident must register before April.1 through the County. If the County takes online applications, resident must provide date of purchase, SSN, income, and personal information to register.
After registration, upload Form 1040 and Form 500.
If resident’s information does not change such as change of ownership, deceased name or other name change, school tax exemption continue to apply. Each county may have different guideline and benefit.