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Bob Overbeck

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Seniors and disabled veterans who qualify can apply for the Colorado Senior Property Tax Exemption and Disabled Veteran Property Exemption. Applications for the two separate exemptions began on January 2, 2020.

Larimer County Assessor Bob Overbeck reminds property owners to apply for the 2020 Senior Tax Exemption and Veteran Tax Exemption.  Typical recipients can save $600, and possibly more. Over 16,000 seniors currently take advantage of the exemption and often tell Overbeck the savings make a big difference in their finances.

The Senior Exemption, known as the Senior Homestead Exemption, was approved by Colorado voters in November 2000. The Colorado Legislature has again approved funding for the exemption this year. Seniors may apply for the exemption between January 2, 2020, and the July 15, 2020 deadline.

For those who qualify for both exemptions, 50% of the first $200,000 in the actual value --- or $100,000 --- of the primary residence is exempted from property tax. Once an exemption application is filed and approved by the Larimer County Assessor, it remains in effect unless a disqualifying event occurs.

 

The Senior Exemption is available to those who:

  • Are at least 65 years of age prior to January 1 of the year of application,
  • Owned their home for at least 10 consecutive years prior to January 1, and
  • Occupied the home as their primary residence for at least 10 consecutive years prior to January 1.

 

Those who wish to apply for the Veteran Exemption must apply through the Department of Veteran Affairs between January 2, 2020, and July 1, 2020. The Veteran Exemption is available to those who:

  • Sustained a service-connected disability while serving on active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States,
  • Were honorably discharged, and
  • Were rated by the United States Department of Veteran Affairs as one hundred percent "permanent and total" disabled. VA unemployability awards do not meet the requirement for determining an applicant's eligibility.
  • Owned and occupied the property prior to January 1 of the current year.

 

To apply for either exemption or get more information, visit the Larimer County Assessor Exemption web page at http://www.larimer.org/assessor/exemptions or contact them by email at grahamsm@larimer.org or by phone at [970] 498-7073.

Published on: 
Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 10:52am
Contact Details:

Bob Overbeck, Larimer County Assessor, [970] 498-7118, overbebc@larimer.org

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