How to Qualify for Real Estate Tax Exemption in Arlington:
Are you 65 years of age and/or disabled?
- If you are disabled, you must qualify under the following criterion:
- You must be totally and permanently disabled.
- You must also be unable to engage in substantial gainful activity by reason of your disability. If you are substantially gainfully employed, you will not meet the disability criteria for this program.
Have you been on the title to the property before or on December 31 since last year?
Do you have a combined income level that is below $94,572?
- If the combined gross income of all of the owners and relatives living in the home during the preceding year is $94,572 or less you may qualify for an exemption. Your assets (excluding your home) must be less than $340,000. The percent of taxes that are exempt depends upon your income. The income breakdown is as follows:
One or two person household:
$0-$53,197 Full exemption
$53,198-$65,018 50% exemption
$65,019- $94,572 25% exemption
Three person household:
$0-$59.580 Full exemption
$59,581-$72,820 50% exemption
$72,821-$94,572 25% exemption
Four person household:
$0-$66,133 Full exemption
$66,134-$80,831 50% exemption
$80,832-$94,572 25% exemption
Do you use this house as your SOLE RESIDENCE?
Then yes, you may qualify for Arlington’s Tax Relief Program. The program requires asset and income verification, disability verification, and an annual application to qualify. Download the 2010 application.