Real Estate Tax Relief
Tax Relief for the Elderly
How to qualify for the Real Estate Tax Relief
- You must be 65 years old or totally & permanently disabled as of Jan. 1, 2017
- Gross income cannot exceed $17,000 from all sources
- Net financial worth cannot exceed $50,000
- Application due date is May 1, 2017
Disabled Veterans Real Estate Tax Relief
For tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2011, pursuant to Article X, Section 6-A of the Constitution of Virginia, exempts from taxation the real property of any Veteran who has a 100% service connected, permanent and total disability. The full code is available from the Virginia Department of Taxation website.
This exemption would apply to the real property occupied by the Veteran as the primary place of residence. This would apply to the qualifying dwelling and up to one acre of land, upon which it is situated.
When applying for the real estate tax exemption the Veteran should bring the following:
1 Approved and original letter of disability issued by the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs
2 Photo Identification
3 Utility bill for the proof of residence occupancy