Tax Relief for the Elderly and Disabled

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Real Estate Staff
Commissioner of the Revenue

Phone: (540) 658-4132 Option #2 
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Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Phone Hours:
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9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Physical Address
1300 Courthouse Road
2nd Floor
Stafford, VA 22554-1300 


Mailing Address
PO Box 98
StaffordVA 22555

The 65+ Elderly and Disabled Tax Relief program is designed to assist elderly and disabled taxpayers by providing either total or partial tax relief. To qualify, certain criteria must be met: age, income and net worth. Qualified applicants will receive relief on their house and up to one acre of land. Limits may vary from year to year.  

To apply for the program please contact the Commissioner of the Revenue's Office at (540) 658-4132 Option #2.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR TAX RELIEF

Total Income Maximum Net Worth* Relief
$35,001 to $40,000 $200,000 Partial 
Less than $35,000 $400,000 Complete

*Determination of net worth does not include home and land, not exceeding 20 acres. Maximum Elderly Tax Relief amount is $3,500.

COMPLETE EXEMPTION (100%)

  1. Applicant has to be over 65 years of age or totally disabled as of January 1 of the current tax year.
  2. Applicant's income from all sources has to be less than $35,000. (This income includes all of the income of both husband and wife except the first $10,000 of any relative living in the home. If totally disabled $10,000 of income may be deducted from total income.)
  3. Applicants net worth excluding the value of the dwelling and the land, not exceeding 20 acres, upon which it is situated shall not exceed $400,000.

PARTIAL EXEMPTION (50%)

  1. Applicant has to be over 65 or totally disabled as of January 1 of the current tax year.
  2. Applicant's income from all sources has to be between $35,001 to $40,000. (This income includes all of the income of both husband and wife except the first $10,000 of any relative living in the home. If totally disabled $10,000 of income may be deducted from total income.)
  3. Applicants net worth excluding the value of the dwelling and the land, not exceeding 20 acres, upon which it is situated shall not exceed $200,000.

The above applies only to your home and one acre. Additional acreage does not qualify for tax relief.