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Homestead Exemption Deadline Nears

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Homeowners who turn 65 at any point in 2013 are eligible for the Homestead Exemption program and have until Monday, June 3rd to sign up with the Montgomery County Auditor’s Office.  Applications are available in the Auditor’s office, on the web at www.mcauditor.org or by calling the 225-4341 Homestead Hotline number.

“All eligible senior homeowners should sign up for this valuable tax break,” said Auditor Karl Keith, “Even though the expanded Homestead program has been in place since 2007, we still find homeowners that have not applied. Last year, Montgomery County and City of Dayton recipients saved an average of about $620 on their annual property tax bill as result of the Homestead Exemption.”

The Homestead exemption program provides property tax relief to homeowners age 65 and older and the permanently disabled. There are no income requirements, but newly eligible recipients (those turning 65 any time in 2013) must sign up with the Auditor’s office. Homeowners already enrolled in the program do not need to reapply.

Qualified applicants who missed last year’s deadline may also sign up and receive a reduction on last year’s taxes, as well as this year’s. 

Potential new applicants should call the Auditor’s Homestead Hotline at 225-4341 or log on to www.mcauditor.org to obtain an enrollment form or for more information.