Local Option County Low-Income Deferral or Abatement





Variations in Receipt of Benefit

No Variation in Receipt of Benefits

Benefit Type



At local option, county may abate either the maximum low income credit for that year, which in 2019 is $1,015, or 50% of taxes due, whichever is less. Also at local option, the county may defer up to all property taxes. If taxes are deferred, they accumulate interest at a rate of the lesser of 6% or the target federal funds rate that exists on January 1 of the current year. Applications for the abatement or deferral must be filed with the county where the property is located by September 1.

How is Benefit Disbursed


Eligible Property Type


Characteristics of Eligible Property

Only owner occupied residential property is eligible for this program. A mobile homes are also eligible for this benefit.

Eligibility Criteria




Income Ceiling

Other Criteria

Description of Eligibility Criteria

For the 2019 benefit, applicant's 2018 income must be less than $33,530 and be at least 66 years of age and have lived in the state the entire year. The county may also provide an abatement and deferral to those who demonstrate a disability or extreme hardship. However, a county may grant a deferral or abatement to those under 65 who would experience extreme hardship if the relief was not granted. Counties may also grant relief to an applicant who is disabled. The applicant must live in the state for at least 10 months of the year.

Local Option in Adoption of Program

Local government must take action to opt in

Local Option Regarding Program Features

Local option regarding program features

State Funding for Local Tax Loss

Local government covers all of its tax loss

Description of State Funding for Tax Loss

State statutes do not provide for state funding for local tax loss.

Record ID



The maximum credit is the amount provided as a homeowner's credit for the lowest household income bracket used for the circuit breaker program.


Utah Code § 59-2-1107 ~ § 59-2-1109 (in effect for 2019)
2019 Utah State Tax Commission Publication 36 Property Tax Relief Programs for Individuals
[https://tax.utah.gov/forms/pubs/pub-36.pdf Accessed 09/26/2018]
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