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Richland Co. Auditor Advises Of Homestead Exemption Changes

Story By: Greg Heindel

 

 

 
 
 
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  Original Published: 7/30/2013

Ohio's new two-year budget bill makes some eligibility changes for residents to receive the homestead exemption on their property taxes.

Richland County Auditor Pat Dropsey urges senior citizen homeowners not already receiving the exemption to come in and apply by the extended deadline of October 1st.

Currently, residents 65 and older and people who are permanently disabled can apply for the tax break regardless of their income.

The new program is for anyone who turns or already is 65 by the end of calendar year 2013.

You must hown your home and live there to receive the credit on the bill you pay next year. 

Seniors already receiving the homestead exemption will be grandfathered in, even if they don't meet the new eligibility requirements.

The exemption reduces a home's property tax valuation by $25,000.

The average savings is $350 to $400 a year. 

The Richland County auditor's office is on the main floor of the county administration building.

You must bring your Ohio driver's license, and if your property is in a trust, a copy of your trust.

The office accepts applications between 8 am and 4 pm.

   
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