Did you know . . . if you’re 61 or older, you (or someone you know) may be eligible for reduced property taxes. To be eligible for the senior exemption, income alone is taken into account, not assets such as home equity. Qualifications include:
- 61 years or older, or retired due to a disability or a veteran with a service-connected disability
- own a primary residence in Washington
- total household income of $40,000 or less
There are likely thousands of seniors in King County who might be eligible and really need this exemption but are not taking advantage of it. Census data shows close to 40,000 homeowners in the county may meet the requirement for the senior exemption but less than 15,000 are enrolled in the program.
For more information contact the King County Assessor’s Office at 206-296-3920 or www.kingcounty.gov