POMEROY — Applications for the Homestead Tax Exemption Program are still being accepted, but Meigs County Auditor Mary Byer-Hill advises that the cutoff time to file the paperwork in the auditor’s office is June 4.
Any homeowner who is or will be 65 years of age in 2012 or is older may apply. Also those who are permanently disabled regardless of age or income may apply.
She explained that the exemption takes the form of a tax credit on property tax bills which allows qualifying homeowners of real estate and mobile homes to exempt $25,000 of the market value of their homes from property taxes.
Those who are currently on the program do not need to reapply.
Applications are available in the auditor’s office or may be accessed on-line at www.meigscountyauditor.org. Anyone with questions may call the auditor’s office at 740-992-2698.