Variations in Receipt of Benefit
Other Variation in Receipt of Benefits
The benefit allows eligible taxpayers to perform work for the taxing entity in lieu of the payment of any real property taxes due. Taxpayers will work at the federal minimum wage rate. The number of hours of work to be performed shall be calculated by dividing the amount of property taxes owed by the wage rate.
How is Benefit Disbursed
Eligible Property Type
Characteristics of Eligible Property
Eligibility is limited to the applicant's homestead, and the property must be non-income-producing. The applicant must own, or be purchasing, the fee simple estate solely or jointly unless prohibited by ill health.
Description of Eligibility Criteria
The claimant must be 60 years of age or older, is a first responder with a permanent disability, or who suffer from a disability as defined by the taxing authority administering the program.
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
The payment for work is paid to county treasurer which the taxpayer must deliver to the treasurer.