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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 3, 2003

 

 REAL PROPERTY TAX RELIEF APPLICATION FORMS AVAILABLE

            Application forms for the Real Property Tax Relief Program for homeowners 55 years and older are available through October 30 at Honolulu Hale, room 115, and at all Satellite City Halls.

            The deadline for filing a claim for the 2002-03  tax year is October 30.

            Property owners who are 55 years of age or older may be eligible for a partial refund of their real property taxes paid during the 2002-03 tax year if they meet all of the following requirements:

        They have a multiple home exemption on their property during the 2002-03 tax year.

        Their total household income is not greater than $20,000 for the 2002 calendar year.  (Household income means all taxable and non-taxable income for all persons living on the property except for bonafide lessess, renters and boarders.)

        The amount of the 2002-03 real property tax exceeds five percent of the total household income.  Property tax is subject to proration if there is more than one dwelling on the property or if any part of the property is used for rental or business.

            For additional information, please call the Current Collections staff at 523-4856.

 

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Wednesday, September 03, 2003

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