The Senior Citizens Property Tax Deferral Program is meant to help seniors who are having difficulty paying their homestead property taxes.
You may qualify for the program if both of the following are true:
- You or your spouse are age 65 or older.
- Your household income is $60,000 or less.
How does it work?
If you enroll, the amount of property tax you pay is limited to 3 percent of your total household income for as long as you participate in the program. Any tax above that amount is temporarily paid by the state on your behalf.
This deferred tax must be repaid (with interest) to the state when you sell or transfer your home, or when your property no longer qualifies for the program.
For program details, enrollment and repayment information: