Tax Relief Program
Tax relief is based on a hosehold income limit of $27,800 (2012 calander year income)
General Questions about receiving property tax relief:
(1) Does the state have a lien on my property if I accept tax relief?
Answer: No. The state has no lien due to property tax relief you may receive.
(2) Are the tax relief recipients exempt from paying property taxes?
Answer: No. Tax Relief is payment by the State of Tennessee to reimburse certain homeowners who meet the legal requirements, for a part or all of property taxes paid, and is not an exemption. You will still receive your tax bill(s) and be responsible for paying your property taxes each year.
(3) How much tax relief will I get?
Answer: The amount will vary depending on your property assessment and your county or city tax rate.
(4) What if my taxes are paid by my mortgage company?
Answer: Your application will be held by the collecting official until payment is received from your mortgage company. The application is then mailed to the state tax relief office for examination. If approved, you will receive a state check for the relief amount.
(5) Can I receive relief on more than one property?
Answer: No. You can only receive tax relief on your primary residence in any given year.
(6) What happens next year if I am approved for tax relief?
Answer: You will receive a property tax relief voucher when you receive your property tax bill(s). You will need to present the voucher to the collecting official(s) before the deadline date along with payment of any balance due.
Click HERE to download our brochure for more information
For more information contact:
Whitney K. White
Tax Relief/Freeze Coordinator & Administrative Assistant
155 N. Ocoee St, Room 104
Cleveland, TN 37311