If you are looking for a way to ease your property tax burden, the Homestead Tax Exemption may be good news to you. There is a June 30th deadline in Nebraska to file, so act soon!
Read on if you meet these criteria:
- You are age 65+, disabled, or a veteran
- Have an income below $43,200 for an individual or $51,301 in combined income for a couple
- Own and live in your home. Home valuation is a factor in criteria for exemption ($227,500 or less in Dawson county using 2019 figures).
Exemptions are calculated on a sliding scale based on income and home value. Call your county assessor for values in your county and to visit about your specific situation.
What is a Homestead Tax Exemption? This is an annual exemption that excludes all or a portion of the value of a person’s home and up to one acre of land that the home is built on from property taxes.
If you meet the above criteria, we encourage you to reach out to your county assessor to review your specific situation, or reach out to us and we can help.