Are Seniors in Arizona entitled to some property tax relief?
Yes. The relief comes in several forms.
First, there is an exemption for widows, widowers and totally disabled persons. For qualified people, the exemption has the effect of reducing the assessed value of the real property by up to $3,000 with a corresponding reduction in property tax.
Second, there is a program of tax deferral. Under the deferral program, payment of property taxes is not required until the real property is sold or the person dies or the property becomes income producing.
Third, under Proposition 104, which passed in 2000, qualified individuals are granted a property tax freeze.
Where does a Senior apply for an exemption or freeze?
Apply at the office of your county tax assessor.