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Deadline nearing for Homestead Exemption

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The deadline for filing for the state Homestead Exemption on property taxes is Dec. 1, according to Kanawha County Assessor Sallie Robinson.

The Homestead Exemption is a statewide tax relief measure that lowers property assessments for those who qualify. The exemption reduces tax assessments by $20,000 for those who will be 65 or older on or before June 30 or who are permanently disabled and own and live in their home.

To qualify, taxpayers must have lived in the home for at least six moths and been a resident of West Virginia for two years prior to application.

Robinson said the application deadline is set by law and cannot be changed. Taxpayers who miss the deadline will have to wait until next year to sign up, she said.

Once taxpayers receive the exemption, they do not have to reapply unless there is a change in their status or residence.

For more information, call Steve Sluss at 304-357-0250.


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