Homeowners who turn 65 at any point in 2010 are eligible for the Homestead program and should sign up with the Auditor’s Office.
Enrollment is open until Monday, June 7th and we are making a final push to ensure everyone eligible signs up. Applications are available in the Auditor’s office, on the web: http://www.mcauditor.org or by calling 225-4341.
The Homestead exemption program brings property tax relief to homeowners age 65 and older and the permanently disabled. There are no longer any income requirements, but newly eligible recipients (those turning 65 any time in 2010) must sign up with my office. If you are already enrolled in Homestead, you do not need to reapply.
As Auditor, I will continue to do everything in my power to promote the Homestead tax break and to ensure every eligible applicant is taking advantage. Last year, the average recipient saved over $500 on their tax bill, a huge savings in tough economic times.
I urge potential applicants to call 225-4341 or log on to www.mcauditor.org for more information.