FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
February 2, 2012
FOR INFORMATION CONTACT:
Ruth Sorensen, Property Tax Administrator
402-471-5962, Mobile Phone 402-326-8433
Tax Year 2012 Homestead Exemption
The Nebraska Department of Revenue, Property Assessment Division would like to remind property owners that the Nebraska Homestead Exemption Application or Certification, Form 458, must be filed with their local county assessor from February 2, 2012 through July 2, 2012.
A homestead exemption provides relief from property taxes by exempting all or a portion of the valuation of the homestead from taxation. The State of Nebraska reimburses counties and other governmental subdivisions for the taxes lost due to homestead exemptions.
In Nebraska, a homestead exemption is available to the following groups:
- Persons over the age of 65;
- Certain disabled individuals; or
- Certain disabled veterans and their widow(er)s.
Each group is subject to household income limitations and home valuation requirements, except for a disabled veteran whose home has received a substantial contribution from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The income limitations are on a sliding scale.
Homestead exemption forms and information are available at: www.revenue.ne.gov/PAD/homestead.html.
For more information on the homestead exemption program, please contact your local county assessor’s office, or the Nebraska Department of Revenue at 888-475-5101.
Ruth A. Sorensen
Property Tax Administrator