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Homestead Tax Reduction

Homestead

Property Tax Relief for Senior Citizens and the Disabled
(Updated as of March 7, 2016)

In 2014 a newly expanded homestead exemption program was signed into law that provides property tax relief to qualified senior citizens and permanently and totally disabled Ohioans.

Qualification for the Homestead Exemption is based on an Ohio adjusted income level of $31,800 or less. The exemption offers eligible homeowners the opportunity to shield up to $25,000 of the market value of their homestead (a dwelling and up to one acre of land) from property taxation. For example, if a home is valued at $100,000, the property tax will generally be billed as if the home were valued at $75,000.

The homestead exemption is available to all homeowners age 65 and older, and all totally and permanently disabled homeowners. (For disability details, see below).

Permanent Disability

Permanent and Total Disability means a person who has, on the first day of January of the year for which the homestead exemption is requested, some impairment of body or mind that makes him/her unfit to work at any substantially renumerative employment which he/she is reasonably able to perform and which will, with reasonable probability, continue for an indefinite period of at least twelve months without any present indication of recovery, or has been certified as permanently and totally disabled by an eligible state or federal agency.

FILING DEADLINE NOTICE:

The Deadline to file for the 2018 Tax Year for the Homestead Exemption program for Senior Citizens (65 years of age or older, or permanent and totally disabled) is December 31, 2019.

We are taking applications for the 2018 Tax Year payable in 2019 so if you turn age 65 anytime during 2018 and are the deeded homeowner you may file an application.

If you have further questions please visit the State of Ohio Information site or call our office at: 330.287.5438

Homestead Exemption Information