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Property Tax Exemptions

Is your Property your Primary Residence? Check out the rules and regulations for homeowners’ exemptions in your state. Each County Assessor’s Office has information about local property tax exemptions as well.

Did you know that a number of people qualify for property and other tax exemption programs? Some of the most common types of tax exemptions are for homestead, seniors and the disabled, military veterans, renovations and energy incentives. For a list of property tax exemptions, visit the local tax assessor’s office to determine what may be available to reduce the property tax burden.

For those meeting particular requirements involving age, income and/or residency or you own a parcel which has a lower value, or for other reasons, may qualify for a property tax exemption, one may often search online by parcel number or fund number to learn more about potential exemptions of the property. Look for your local county’s website and or contact information to inquire about tax exemptions and assessment rolls.

One may also view a list of assessable property in a county, which generally identifies the property (generally by using the assessor’s parcel number found on the property tax bill), the tax rate where the property is located, the name and mailing address of the person who owns the property being assessed, the assessed value of the property, including separately assessed values for things such as land, improvements and personal property, penalties and the amount and type of exemptions.

One may also search for distinct assessment rolls for properties.

Tax Assessor List by State has put together a list of tax assessors by state.

Property Tax Exemption Programs

Homestead Exemptions by State

Seniors and the Disabled

Veterans Property Tax Exemptions by State

State Level Estate Taxes and Exemptions

  1. Homestead
  2. Seniors and the Disabled
  3. Military Veterans
  4. Renovations
  5. Energy Incentives

Parcel Tax Exemptions (CALIFORNIA)

In California, per Santa Clara County Association of Realtors, “Parcel taxes are real property tax assessments available to cities, counties, special districts, and school districts. These taxes are flat rate and are non-ad valorem meaning that they are not based on the assessed value of the property. California permits, but does not require, school districts to grant exemptions from parcel taxes for those age 65 or older and persons with disabilities (Are You Eligible for a Parcel Tax Exemption, para 1)

The California State Board of Equalization provides a list of Property Tax exemptions for homeowners, veterans, nonprofit and religious organizations, public schools and colleges, lessors, personal property, and other exemptions.

Look at your property tax bill. Fine the listed parcel tax, then contact each separate entity to determine if there you qualify for parcel tax exemption and how to apply for each parcel tax exemption.

School district parcel tax exemptions in California

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