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West Virginia Program Eligibility

Property Tax-Aide features the Homestead Exemption for Seniors and Disabled, Senior Citizen Refundable Tax Credit, and Homestead Excess Property Tax Credit programs in West Virginia.

The information on this page is updated as new information becomes available by the relevant tax agencies.

Read more about property tax relief programs in your area.

Homestead Exemption for Seniors and Disabled

The program exempts the first $20,000 of assessed value from ad valorem property taxes for senior citizens or disabled homeowners.

Application Deadline

For the 2024 tax year, residents must file Homestead Exemption application between July 1 and December 1 each year with the county assessor.

The exemption will automatically roll over each year, provided the home remains the primary residence.

Senior Citizen Refundable Tax Credit (SCTC)

Eligible seniors who participate in the Homestead Exemption program receive a refundable credit on their personal income tax based on their property taxes. Eligible seniors will receive a packet of information about how to claim the refund, along with the necessary forms.

Application Deadline

2024 filing season begins on January 29, 2024. Applications must be submitted by April 15, 2024.

Homestead Excess Property Tax Credit

In order to qualify for the Homestead Excess Property Tax Credit (HEPTC), your property taxes paid in 2023 must have exceeded 4% of your income in 2023. The maximum credit cannot exceed $1,000.

Any amount of credit claimed under the Senior Citizen Tax Credit program will reduce the amount of credit you can claim under the Homestead Excess Property Tax Credit. The qualifications for the HEPTC are different from the SCTC‐A.

Application Deadline

2024 filing season begins on January 29, 2024. Applications must be submitted by April 15, 2024.

Property Tax-Aide has independently selected the property tax relief programs featured on this website that we think are the most relevant and beneficial to older adults. It is not an exhaustive list of all property tax relief programs available in each state. Please consult your local tax agency for a comprehensive listing of property tax relief programs in your area.

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