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Save Money On Your Property Tax Bill

KENNEWICK, Wash. - If you're a homeowner over 60 years old or have a disability you might be able to save money on your property taxes.

The State of Washington's Department of Revenue wants you take advantage of the opportunity reduce your tax bill.

The spokesman for the State Department of Revenue told KNDU, in 2006 roughly 100,000 people saved over one $160 million on their property tax and they'd like that number to be a little higher.

You need to be a homeowner either 60 years old or disabled, and have a net income of $35,000 or less. Those are the major qualifications for the State's Property Tax Exemption Program. Once you're in, you don't have to pay for special taxes like voter approved school levees.

"A lot of seniors whose kids are long gone from the school system, they feel like they don't want to pay (levees) anymore well really they don't have to if they have a low enough income," said Mike Gowrylow, Spokesman for Washington State Dept. of Revenue.

Now there's also a property tax deferral program. 

To find out if you qualify for either program - go to the On Air Links section of our website and click on either "Property Tax Exempt" or "Property Tax Deferral".