Tax help for seniors

Hilary Emmer will help qualifying islanders apply for the KC senior property tax exemption

  • Wednesday, March 6, 2019 11:59am
  • News

Senior property tax exemption specialist Hilary Emmer will help qualifying islanders apply for the King County senior property tax exemption at 1 p.m. on March 15 at the Vashon Senior Center.

According to a press release, Emmer will assist qualified taxpayers to complete their application for the exemption. She will also help prepare 2018 tax returns if the taxpayer has no self-employment, rentals, or sales of stock. Both services will be provided free of charge.

The King County senior property tax exemption is for King County residents who were at least 61 years of age on December 31, 2018, or are disabled, who own and live in their house, and whose income is $40,000 or under.

To process an application, those who are interested must bring the necessary documentation to the event, including a copy of your 2018 tax return, all 2018 year-end income documents, a social security statement, pension/retirement income information, W-2s, your driver’s license or other state identification with your address on it, as well as interest, dividend and investment statements.

When determining your income, the county has identified the following deductions that reduce income: Medicare payments, out of pocket prescription expenses, Meals on Wheels and caregiver costs.

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