Apply now for Senior Property Tax Exemption
Alaska seniors age 65 and older can receive a tax exemption on the first $150,000 of the value of their home, thanks to the state-mandated Senior and Disabled Veterans Property Tax Exemption.
Different municipalities around the state have different deadlines to apply. Some communities offer more generous exemptions. To qualify, all applicants must have turned 65 on or before Dec. 31, 2015, and must own and occupy the exempted property as their primary residence.
The Anchorage Municipality application deadline is March 15. Applications are available for download at http://www.muni.org. Type “senior property tax exemption” into the search window.
Kenai Peninsula Borough deadline is March 31. The application for download is at http://www.kpb.us/images/KPB/ASG/SENIOR_Blank.pdf
Fairbanks-North Star Borough deadline is April 1. For application information, call 459-1428 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Juneau Borough deadline is March 31. Application for download is at http://www.juneau.org/finance/assessor_forms.php
Ketchikan Gateway Borough deadline is March 31. Application for download is at http://www.borough.ketchikan.ak.us/DocumentCenter/View/39.
Update: A call to the Anchorage municipal assessor office on Feb. 29 confirmed that people who are already receiving the exemption do not have to reapply each year, unless they are selling their house.