Are you one of the 26,000 qualified seniors and disabled King County homeowners who have yet to register for the current Senior Property Tax Exemption?*
Would you like to learn about the new income eligibility rules for 2020 property tax relief?
Would you like to learn when and how you can apply?
King County Tax Assessor John Wilson will explain the new eligibility requirements for Senior/Disabled Property Tax Relief that will go into effect in January of 2020 (SB5160). The new law sets the King County income exemption limit at $58,423 for income earned in 2019.*
Learn how the Senior Citizens/Disabled Exemption works, who might qualify, what to do if you think you might qualify, and where to get help with the application.
Current Status of Senior Citizens/Disabled Exemption:
2020 Income Limit Change (based on 2019 earnings)
The Legislature has made major changes in the senior citizens, disabled persons, and veterans exemption and deferral programs. These changes will take effect for taxes collected next year, 2020.
The income limit is now indexed to 65% of the median household income in King County. The new limit is $58,423 rather than set at a fixed amount. We anticipate that this will allow more people to be eligible for these programs...."
On the King County Assessor's web site, property owners can sign up to receive the new forms when they're available in January.