The Tennessee Comptroller’s Office has created a new interactive web tool that provides important information about Tennessee’s Tax Relief program.
The Tax Relief program began in 1973 and provides property tax relief to qualifying low-income elderly and disabled homeowners, as well as disabled veteran homeowners or their surviving spouses. In tax year 2018, more than $41 million was appropriated by the General Assembly to serve more than 140,000 homeowners across the state.
The new web portal combines important information with images and interactive maps. The portal displays key data, eligibility requirements, and local city and county contacts that will be helpful for anyone interested in learning more about the program.
“The General Assembly has prioritized property tax relief payments for Tennessee’s most vulnerable citizens and disabled veterans,” said Comptroller Justin P. Wilson in a press statement. “This new web portal allows us to use visual communication and interactive maps to share even more information about this program.”
If you are interested in applying for tax relief in 2019, you can apply with your county trustee after you receive your 2019 county and/or city property tax bill. In Trousdale County, the trustee is Cindy Carman and she can be reached at 615-374-2916.
To view the Comptroller’s new Property Tax Relief portal, go to comptroller.tn.gov/office-functions/pa/property-taxes/property-tax-programs/tax-relief.html.