The 2012 Tax Relief and Senior Tax Freeze deadline is April 5, 2013.
The Knox County Trustee's Office administers a State funded Property Tax Relief Program to assist elderly homeowners, disabled homeowners, and disabled veterans or veteran's widow or widower homeowners. For applicants who qualify, the State of Tennessee will reimburse a portion of their property taxes for their primary residence*. For the elderly, you must be 65 or older. The disabled must be permanently and totally disabled by Social Security Administration or other qualified agency. With both, the 2011 combined annual income for you, your spouse and all other owners of the property cannot exceed $26,830**. Income is not a factor for qualified disabled veterans.
*Relief or Reimbursement Amounts:
- Qualified Elderly and qualified Disabled homeowners: up to $147.00
- Qualified Disabled Veteran homeowners or Disabled Veteran's widow or widower homeowners: up to $1030.00.
- * First time applicants must pay their property taxes in full before the application can be submitted.
To apply for tax relief please visit any one of our convenient satellite offices.
**For complete list of qualifications and answers to frequently asked questions, visit State of Tennessee’s Tax Relief Website: www.tn.gov/comptroller/pa/patxr.htm or call Knox County Trustee’s office at (865) 215-8554 / email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The State of Tennessee has passed legislation that permits counties to “freeze” property tax amounts for homeowners who are 65 or older and the 2011 Total 2011 combined annual income for you, your spouse and all other owners of the property cannot exceed $ 36,050. The program will keep the amount of property taxes billed from increasing, not the assessment **.
To apply for the Tax Freeze program please visit any one of our convenient satellite offices.**For a complete listing of qualifications and answers to frequently asked questions, please visit State of Tennessee’s Tax Freeze Website: http://www.comptroller1.state.tn.us/pa/taxfreeze.asp or call Knox County Trustee’s office at (865) 215-8554.