Homestead Exemption

Homestead Exemption Amnesty Period Ends

by Rick Howlett on August 2, 2010

Jefferson County Property Valuation Administrator Tony Lindauer says he’ll begin a crackdown this week on property owners who are illegally claiming a homestead exemption.

The exemption is intended to ease the tax burden on senior citizens, but Lindauer’s office says some people who inherit or purchase properties from eligilble homeowners fail to have the exemption removed.

Spokesperson Holly Brockman-Johnson says a nearly one-month amnesty period for violators to come forward and make good on the taxes ended Friday, and violators will now be pursued.

“We will use all of our software and information gathering techniques and tools to find who is misusing the homestead exemption,” she said.

Brockman-Johnson says nearly 300 people came forward during the amnesty period to change their exemption status.

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PVA Announces Amnesty Program

by Rick Howlett July 7, 2010

By Rick Howlett Jefferson County Property Valuation Administrator Tony Lindauer has launched an amnesty program for homeowners who are improperly claiming a homestead exemption on their property. The homestead law allows Jefferson County homeowners age 65 and older to exempt $33,700 in property value from taxes. Lindauer says many people who inherit property fail to […]

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