Tax Relief for Elderly/Handicapped and Disabled Veterans

NEW FOR TAX YEAR 2019 - TAX RELIEF FOR THE ELDERLY AND/OR HANDICAPPED

Household income level increases from $22,000 to $25,000

Provision: 58.l - 3210 of the Code of Virginia of 1950, as amended.

This program provides assistance in the payment of real estate tax for the elderly and/or handicapped. You must be 65 years of age or older, or permanently and totally disabled on December 31 of the year immediately preceding the taxable year. Disabled applicants under the age of 65 must attach certification from the Social Security Administration, or if not eligible for Social Security, a sworn affidavit by two (2) medical doctors licensed to practice medicine in the Commonwealth. The dwelling must be the sole residence of the applicant. The combined (if married) income of the applicant from all sources shall not exceed twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000.). The combined (if married) net worth shall not exceed eighty-thousand dollars ($80,000). Please see page 4 of the application for complete details. Applications are available after January 1ST of the tax year and must be filed with the Commissioner's office by February 28th.

ELDERLY AND/OR HANDICAPPED PAPERWORK

ELDERLY AND/OR HANDICAPPED APPLICATION

APPLICATIONS FOR ELDERLY AND/OR HANDICAP REAL ESTATE TAX EXEMPTION ARE DUE:

FEBRUARY 28, 2019



DISABLED VETERANS - PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX RELIEF

Disabled veterans, who are rated by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs as 100% service-connected, permanently, and totally disabled, may qualify for personal property tax relief on one motor vehicle. To apply for the disabled veteran tax relief, please complete and mail the following paperwork to:

Commissioner of Revenue
PO Box 65
Eastville, VA 23347

  • Completed Application (download here)
  • Statement from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs indicating that the veteran is 100% service-connected, permanently, and totally disabled. To obtain a statement of disability, complete VA Form 21-4138 and send to the VA Department of Veteran Affairs.

Department of Veteran Affairs
VA Regional Office
PO BOX 8079
Philadelphia, PA 19101

  • Photo Identification
  • Military Identification Card
  • Proof of Residency
  • Proof of Marriage (if jointly owned)

In order to apply the tax exemption to the desired vehicle, please complete and return a new application each year.



DISABLED VETERANS - REAL ESTATE TAX RELIEF

Provision: 58.1-3219.5 - 32.19.9 of the Code of Virginia 1950 as amended.

Disabled veterans, who are rated by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs as 100% service-connected, permanently, and totally disabled, may qualify for tax relief on real estate property. The property is required to be the principle place of residence. To apply for the real estate tax relief, please complete and mail the following paperwork to:

Commissioner of Revenue
PO Box 65
Eastville, VA 23347

Department of Veteran Affairs
VA Regional Office
PO BOX 8079
Philadelphia, PA 19101

  • Photo Identification
  • Military Identification Card
  • Proof of Residency
  • Proof of Marriage (if jointly owned)

Notification is required, if the principle place of residency changes.



DISABLED VETERAN - SURVIVING SPOUSE - REAL ESTATE TAX RELIEF

Surviving Spouse of a deceased disabled veteran, who was rated by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs as 100% service-connected, permanently, and totally disabled, may qualify for tax relief on real estate property, if the veteran died on or after January 1, 2011. The surviving spouse cannot be remarried. The property has to be the principle place of residence. To apply for the real estate tax relief, please complete and mail the following paperwork to:

Commissioner of Revenue
PO Box 65
Eastville, VA 23347

Department of Veteran Affairs
VA Regional Office
PO BOX 8079
Philadelphia, PA 19101

  • Photo Identification
  • Proof of Residency
  • Proof of Marriage
  • Death Certificate of Disabled Veteran

The surviving spouse will continue to receive the benefit, if the surviving spouse does not remarry, and the surviving spouse continues to occupy the real property as the principal place of residence.

Department Staff Information

Charlene Gray
Commissioner of the Revenue

757-678-0446  ext. 506

cgray@co.northampton.va.us


Bonny Lewis
Master Deputy

757-678-0446  ext. 505

blewis@co.northampton.va.us


Jessica Upshur
Deputy

757-678-0446  ext. 502

jupshur@co.northampton.va.us


Fidel Guerrero
Deputy

757-678-0446 ext. 507

fguerrero@co.northampton.va.us


R. Todd Simpson
Real Estate Appraiser

757-678-0446 ext. 503

tsimpson@co.northampton.va.us

Northampton County Commissioner of Revenue
PO Box 65
16404 Courthouse Road
Eastville, VA 23347

Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday
9 AM - 5 PM