Property Tax Exemption Application Deadline Approaching
Elderly or Disabled, including Disabled Veterans, May Qualify for Property Tax Exemption
June 1, 2022 is the deadline for elderly or disabled persons to apply for a property tax exemption for the 2022 tax year. The deadline also applies to disabled veterans.
North Carolina excludes from property taxes the greater of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) or fifty percent of the appraised value of a permanent residence owned and occupied by a qualifying owner. A qualifying owner is an owner who meets all of the following requirements as of January 1st of the taxable year for which the benefit is claimed:
- Is at least 65 years of age or totally and permanently disabled
- Has an income for the preceding calendar year of not more than $31,900
- Is a North Carolina resident.
Income is defined as all funds received from every source other than gifts or inheritances received from a spouse, lineal ancestor, or lineal descendant. For married applicants residing with their spouse, the income of both must be included, even if the property ownership does not include both names.
Honorably discharged disabled veterans or an unmarried surviving spouse of an honorably discharged veteran who sustained a permanent and total service-related disability may be eligible for an exclusion of the first $45,000 of assessed value. There is no age or income requirement for the Disabled Veteran exclusion, but the residency requirement does apply.
Applications (Form AV-9) can be obtained by contacting the Onslow County Tax Office, Listings Division at 910 989-2201 during the hours of 8AM until 5PM Monday through Friday. Applications are also available on the internet at OnslowCountyNC.gov/TaxForms . Forms can also be obtained at the Onslow County Tax Office, 234 NW Corridor Blvd, Jacksonville, NC.
Applications must be filed by June 1, 2022.
Currently, over 1,100 Elderly or Disabled residents and over 4,000 Disabled Veterans are taking advantage of these programs in Onslow County.
For information on this tax exemption contact the Onslow County Tax Office, Listings Division at 910-989-2201. Please note that Onslow County offices will be closed May 30, 2022 for the Memorial Day Holiday.