Deadline to file for Homestead Exemption is June 2, 2014

From the Morrow County Auditor’s office

March 25, 2014

If you are currently receiving the Homestead Exemption based on a prior application, you do

not have to meet the 2014 income requirements and will remain on the program.

Homeowners that would have qualified in 2013, but did not apply:

Homeowners that would have qualified for the Homestead Exemption in 2013, but did not apply are still able to file a “late application” in 2014.

To have qualified in 2013 both conditions below must apply:

1. Owned home as principal place of residence on January 1,2013.

2. Turned at least age 65 in 2013, or permanently and totally disabled on January 1,2013 (Proof of Age or Disability Required)

Late applicants do not have to comply with the 2014 income requirements.

New Applicants-Must Meet 2014 Income Requirement

The Ohio Legislature added an additional requirement to the Homestead Exemption Program for new qualifying applicants in 2014. The Adjusted Gross Income of the homeowner (and spouse) must not exceed $30,500.

2014 Qualification Requirements

The Homestead Exemption Program helps Ohioans age 65 and older (or totally and permanently disabled) persons that own their home as their principal place of residence with assistance on their real estate tax bill. The local political subdivisions are reimbursed by the State for any savings provided to the homeowner. The Homestead Exemption Program can result in significant savings on your property tax bill. The savings is calculated on $25,000 of taxable value (limited to the home site) and varies by taxing district. To qualify, homeowners must be (1) at least 65 years of age or totally and permanently disabled, (2) Own their home as their principal place of residence, and (3) have an adjusted gross 2013 income that does not exceed $30,500.

Please visit the Morrow County Auditors’ office to complete an application, or call our office @ 419.946.4060 to have an application mailed to you.

Mail completed applications to: Mary M Holtrey, Morrow County Auditor,48 East High Street, Room #7, Mt Gilead, OHIO 43338