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County trustee’s schedule “satellite” tax payment offices

 

Brenda Radford, Montgomery County Trustee, has announced  SmartTrips and the following information on tax relief/tax feeze.

radfordThe Montgomery County Trustee’s Office is coming to a Volunteer Fire Department near you.  With ever-rising fuel and grocery prices, everyone is looking for a little help.  On the following days the locations listed below will serve as an optional, satellite Trustee’s Office and offer county residents the convenience of paying their County Property taxes or to apply for any of the (5) Tax Relief/Tax Freeze Programs in their respective areas of Montgomery County:

  • Friday, Jan. 9, 2009  East Montgomery Station, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
  • Friday, Jan. 16, 2009  St. Bethlehem  Station,  9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
  • Friday, Jan. 23, 2009  Cunningham Station, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
  • Friday, Jan. 30, 2009  Woodlawn Station, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
  • Friday,  Feb.  6, 2009  for Palmyra residents, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
  • The Agricultural Extension Service at Cumberland Heights.

Tax Relief/Tax Freeze Details

For the first time applicant, the 2008 county property tax must be paid in full to make application.

  • The deadline to apply for 2008 county tax relief is April 6, 2009.
  • Must own and use home as your primary residence.
  • Special considerations and rules apply to the following: to mobile homes set on rental property; for qualified taxpayers temporarily living in health care facilities; for mixed use property, such as residential/commercial splits; and, for Holders of Life Estate on the property.   For applicants living in a mobile home, must provide copy of title or bill of sale.
  • For the Elderly/Disabled or Tax Freeze Homeowner, all property owners must provide documentation of annual income from all sources including, but not limited to:
  • Social Security (after Medicare is deducted)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Retirement or Pension benefits (after deduction of health benefits, etc.)
  • Veteran’s Administration benefits
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Salaries or Wages
  • Interest or Dividends

What To Bring

  • For Elderly, Disabled and/or Tax Freeze-Must provide proof of age, ownership and residency.  Examples are the following:  Social Security Card, Medicare Card, Voter Registration Card or Driver’s License.  Must provide proof of 2007 taxable and nontaxable income of all owners of property.
  • For Disabled Veterans-Must provide proof of age, ownership and residency.  Examples are the following:  (Military I.D. preferred) Social Security Card, Medicare Card, Voter Registration Card or Driver’s License.
  • For Disabled Veteran Widow (er) Must provide proof of age, ownership and residency.  Examples are the following:  (Military I.D. preferred) Social Security Card, Medicare Card, Voter Registration Card or Driver’s License.  Must provide copy of spouse’s death certificate.

Additional Information

  • Elderly Homeowner-Must be 65 or older and provide proof of age.  Annual income of all property owners cannot exceed $24,790.  Up to $315.00 County Tax Relief available.
  • Disabled Homeowner-No age limit, but proof of age must be provided.  Must be “totally and permanently disabled” as defined by the Social Security Administration.  Annual income cannot exceed $24,790.  Must own home and use as primary residence.  Up to $315.00 of County Tax Relief is available.
  • Disabled Veteran Homeowner-No age or income limitations.  Must provide identification (Military I.D. card preferred) of applicant and spouse (if applicable) and complete and additional V.A. Form (F-16)  Most Disabled Veteran applicants qualify by having a “total and permanent disability rating from a service-connected disability” by the Veterans Administration. Up to $1,364.00 of County Tax Relief is available.  Please refer to the attached brochure for other qualifying disability categories.
  • Disabled Veteran Widow (er) Homeowner-No age or income limitations.  Available to surviving spouse of a disabled veteran.  Must have been married to the veteran at the time of death and must not have remarried to be eligible.  Must provide identification (military I.D. card preferred) and complete an additional  V.A. Form (F-16S).  Up to $1,364.00 of County Tax Relief available.

Clarksville-Montgomery County Tax Freeze allows property taxes to be “frozen” at current rate. Applicants must be 65 or older and provide proof of age.  Taxable and nontaxable annual income of all owners from all sources cannot exceed $31,780.

Special considerations and rules apply to the following:

  • to mobile homes set on rental property;
  • for qualified taxpayers temporarily living in health care facilities;
  • for mixed use property, such as residential/commercial splits;
  • for Holders of Life Estate on the property.
  • for applicants living in a mobile home, must provide copy of title or bill of sale.

The deadline to pay 2008 Montgomery County property taxes without penalty and interest is Saturday, February 28, 2009.  Montgomery County taxpayers can visit the Trustee’s Office located at Veteran’s Plaza, 350 Pageant Lane, Suite 101-B, to pay County Property Taxes and apply for County Tax Relief/Tax Freeze.  The hours of operation are as follows:

  • * Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
  • Open Saturday mornings in February from 8:30 a.m. until 12:00 noon
  • Open Saturday, February 28th, 2009 from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

For additional information, please call (931) 648-5717 or visit www.tennesseetrustee.com Montgomery County.

350 Pageant Ln., Suite 101-B

Clarksville, TN.  37040

(931) 648-5717 or 553-5144


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