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Explanation

Property Tax Explanation

 

Exemption Information

Exemptions may not eliminate your tax liability. On most homes it is simply a reduction in the taxes.

EXEMPTION INFORMATION (Applies to all exemption applicants)

  1. First time applicants must sign application in front of an Assessor’s office staff member prior to February 28, 2015
  2. Do not wait to apply for this exemption until you have filed your income tax as the required 2014 income tax document can be supplied at a later date.
  3. 2014 household (all occupants of the home) income limit for those without children under 18 or disabled children residing in the home is $31,035; this is the Arizona adjusted gross income as shown on your 2014 Arizona income tax filing.
  4. 2014 income limit for those with children under 18 or disabled children residing in the home is $37,231; this is the Arizona adjusted gross income as shown on your 2014 Arizona income tax filing.
  5. 2015 assessed value limit is $25,306 for all properties owned in Arizona (in most cases full cash value is $253,060 or less)
  6. Submit a copy of your car registrations.

FIRST TIME APPLICANTS FOR WIDOWS/WIDOWERS

  1. Original death certificate of deceased spouse showing spouse died while a resident in Arizona. (Death certificate must be recorded in Navajo County)
  2. Affidavit for tax exemption (application) signed in front of an Assessor’s office staff member. This document will be provided to you when you come to sign.
  3. Provide proof of income
    • If you file 2014 Arizona State income tax, send a copy of that front page for all occupants of your home.
    • If you do not file Arizona income tax, provide 2014 income statements (W2s, pension, interest, social security, etc.) for all occupants of the home.

FIRST TIME DISABLED APPLICANTS

  1. Affidavit for Tax Exemption (application) signed in front of an Assessor’s office staff member. This document will be provided to you when you come to sign.
  2. Certification of Disability signed by your doctor (Form will be supplied by Assessor’s office staff.)
  3. Provide proof of income—front page of 2014 Arizona State income tax filing. This return can be sent after April 15th. If you do not file income tax, provide 2014 income statements as listed above. Income is for all occupants of the home.W

WIDOW/WIDOWER/DISABLED WHO HAVE PREVIOUSLY APPLIED

Simply verify information on the affidavit (application), sign the document and return it to the Assessor’s office.
Note: Renewing applicants do not have to sign in front of a notary or Assessor’s office staff member and it is no longer necessary to provide income information.

 

DATES ASSESSOR’S OFFICE STAFF WILL BE AVAILABLE AT SENIOR CENTERS

Location Date Time
Pinetop/Lakeside Senior Center Wednesday, February 4, 2015 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Winslow Senior Center Wednesday, February 11, 2015 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Holbrook Senior Center Wednesday, February 11, 2015 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Silver Creek Senior Center (Snowflake) Wednesday, February 18, 2015 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Rim Country Senior Center (Heber/Overgaard) Wednesday, February 18, 2015 2 :00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Show Low Senior Center
301 E McNeil
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 9:30 a.m.-12 noon
1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

SENIOR FREEZE REQUIREMENTS

  1. Application
  2. Proof of gross income of all property owners listed on the deed for the prior three years (we need actual statements of all income or if you file federal income tax, the front page of that filing for three years previous to application)
  3. Proof of age—must be 65 by January 1st of the year applying. (Copy of driver’s license or birth certificate). Only one property owner needs to be 65
  4. Proof of residency—utility bills, voter registration card with property address, deed, etc.
  5. Must be primary residence for at least nine months of the year
  6. The owner must have resided at the primary residence for at least two years prior to January 1st of year applying.
  7. Income limits: Three year average—$35,184 for a single owner; more than one owner $43,980 (Must include all gross income including Social Security for all owners listed on the property)
  8. Property cannot be more than 10 acres (unless zoning requires more than 10)
  9. Must sign every three years in order to keep the freeze. Our office will notify when it is time to re-apply.