DC homeowners who qualify receive property tax relief as primary residents, plus additional tax relief for seniors and disabled persons
Your property’s assessed value for tax purposes could be reduced by as much as $74,850 with the Homestead Deduction. Second, you are entitled to an assessment cap such that your property may not be taxed on more than a 10% increase in the property’s assessed value each year.
You should apply at the time of your closing or shortly thereafter.
Federal Title can help you complete your application at the time of closing and, as a complimentary service, file the application on your behalf.
A properly completed and approved application filed from October 1 to March 31 will receive the Homestead Deduction benefit for the entire tax year (and for all tax years in the future).
A properly completed and approved application filed from April 1 to September 30 will receive one-half of the benefit reflected on the second-half tax bill (and full deductions for all tax years in the future).
Essentially, if the property is no longer your principal residence, then you must fill out a Cancellation of Homestead Benefit form.
This means that if you moved off the property and are renting it out you must fill out the form. If you purchased another property in DC and filed for a Homestead Deduction on the property then you must fill out the form.
Don’t fall victim to the District of Columbia’s Homestead Deduction Audit Program.
Yes, assuming you occupy the property as your principal residence and you are the grantor, settlor, or trustor, and a beneficiary of the revocable trust, you may claim the Homestead Deduction.Other types of trusts and partnerships may also qualify for the Homestead Deduction benefits. For more information or questions, please contact us.
Eligible seniors can save 50% on their property tax bills.
To qualify for property tax relief for disabled, at least one owner must be certified by the Social Security Administration (SSA) as permanently and totally disabled or be receiving District or Federal disability payments and have at least 50% ownership of the property.
Total household federal adjusted gross income for 2018 must be less than $134,550 for tax year 2020. Applicants must also meet the criteria for receiving the DC Homestead Deduction.