A real estate tax relief workshop for Braddock District seniors will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday at Braddock Hall.
Those interested should bring financial documents related to their income and assets as of Dec. 31, 2004, including a 2004 tax return, a bank statement for the period ending Dec. 31, 2004, a current financial portfolio and proof of retirement pension, if applicable, so the staff can help determine eligibility and help with an application for tax relief.
The county Board of Supervisors recently approved an expansion of real estate tax relief for the elderly and disabled, increasing the eligible maximum for net combined financial assets from $240,000 a year to the state maximum of $340,000 for those who meet the program's age, disability and income requirements.
The income limit also has been increased, from $52,000 a year to the fixed state maximum of $72,000.
Braddock Hall is at 9002 Burke Lake Rd. For more information or to attend the workshop, call 703-425-9300.
Tax relief applications are available online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dta/pdf_files/2005taxrelief.pdf. For those who need one, an affidavit of disability can be found at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dta/pdf_files/affidavitofdisability.pdf.