Kent County Levy Court members consider expansion of tax relief program

Kent County Levy Court will hold a public hearing tonight on a proposal that would allow more elderly people and disabled citizens to qualify for property tax relief.

Under an ordinance introduced earlier this month, the Kent County code would be revised to increase the income limit for relief for property owners 65 or older or who are disabled from $12,700 to $16.000.  Under the relief plan, the pay no taxes on the first $25,000 of assessed property values.  County officials say the relief program benefits single, elderly citizens in particular by narrowing the gap in income limits between married couples and single property owners.  The relief package is scheduled for a public hearing at tonight’s meeting of Kent County Levy Court.  CLICK HERE for the agenda.  The changes would take effect with the tax year 2012. 

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