Auditor to conduct informal session on Homestead

Posted March 31st, 2014 in Homestead by John Federer

 

John S. Federer, Clark County Auditor, is scheduled to visit the United Senior Services Center – Springfield on Thursday, April 10, 12:00 noon, to discuss Ohio’s Homestead Exemption Program.  “As a resident of our County, I have seen firsthand the challenges faced by many of our elderly and disabled residents, and I want to do all I can to assist everyone in understanding the benefits available under Ohio’s tax laws and the changes that have recently taken place,” said Federer.  State mandated changes regarding eligibility and pending legislation regarding tax relief for disabled veterans will be discussed.  The session will take place at the United Senior Services Center, 101 S. Fountain Avenue.  Light refreshments will be served.

 

Are you receiving the appropriate Real Property tax reductions?

Posted May 7th, 2013 in Featured, Homestead by John Federer

Auditor John S. Federer encourages homeowners who turn 65 at any point in 2013 or are permanently disabled to submit applications for the Homestead Exemption Program.  Enrollment is open until Monday, June 3, and applications are available in the Auditor’s office, by calling 521-1862, or online at www.clarkcountyauditor.org.

Homeowners who wish to apply for the 2 ½% Owner-Occupancy tax reduction must also file an application with the Auditor’s Office by Monday, June 3. “I want to ensure that the taxpayers are well-informed regarding all options available to help reduce their tax burden,” Auditor Federer said.  Applications for the Owner-Occupancy credit are available in the Auditor’s office, by calling 521-1862, or online at www.clarkcountyauditor.org .

Deadline Approaching for Tax Credits

Posted May 2nd, 2012 in Homestead by John Federer

Auditor John S. Federer encourages homeowners who turn 65 at any point in 2012 or are permanently disabled to submit applications for the Homestead Exemption Program.

Enrollment is open until Monday, June 4, and applications are available in the Auditor’s office, by calling 521-1862, or online at www.clarkcountyauditor.org.

Homeowners who wish to apply for the 2 ½% Owner-Occupancy tax reduction must also file an application with the Auditor’s Office by Monday, June 4.

“I want to ensure that the taxpayers keep well-informed regarding all options available to help reduce their tax burden,” Auditor Federer said.

Applications for the Owner-Occupancy credit are available in the Auditor’s office, by calling 521-1880, or online at www.clarkcountyauditor.org.

Deadline approaching for Homestead and Owner occupancy credits

Posted May 16th, 2011 in Homestead by John Federer

Auditor Federer is encouraging homeowners to take advantage of these tax saving reductions.  The deadline is nearing  for the Homestead and 2 ½ % Owner occupancy credit.  Applications are due by June 6, 2011

Homeowners who turn 65 at any point in 2011 or are permanently disabled are eligible for the Homestead Exemption Program and are encouraged to sign up with the Clark County Auditor.  Enrollment is now open until Monday, June 6th.  Applications are available in the Auditor’s office or by calling 521-1862 or online at www.clarkcountyauditor.org.

Homeowners who wish to apply for the 2 ½% Owner-Occupied tax reduction must file an application with the Auditor’s Office by June 6, 2011.  “I want to work with the taxpayer base to make sure that they don’t have to pay more in taxes than they need to”, Clark County Auditor John Federer said.   Applications are available in the Auditor’s office or by calling 521-1880 or online at www.clarkcountyauditor.org.

2011 Homestead Applications

Posted February 9th, 2011 in Featured, Homestead by John Federer

Homeowners who turn 65 at any point in 2011 are now eligible for the Homestead Exemption Program and are encouraged to sign up with the Clark County Auditor.  Enrollment is now open until Monday, June 6th and applications are available in the Auditor’s office or by calling 521- 1862.

The Homestead exemption program brings property tax relief to homeowners age 65 and older and the permanently disabled.   There are no income requirements, but newly eligible recipients (those turning 65 any time in 2011) must sign up with the Auditor’s office.  Homeowners already enrolled in Homestead do not need to reapply.

Qualified applicants who missed last year’s deadline may also sign up before June 6th and still get a reduction on last year’s taxes, as well as this year’s.  Current Homestead Exemption recipients do not need to reapply or do anything unless they have moved or had some change in their status.

Potential new applicants are encouraged to call 521-1862.

Open Letter To Senior Citizens

Posted February 1st, 2010 in Homestead by John Federer

 As your county auditor for the past 19 years, I have seen firsthand the hardships faced by senior citizens, living in fear of losing their home because of ever-rising property taxes. That’s why reforming Ohio’s Homestead Exemption Program was so important to hundreds of thousands of our senior citizens.

In Clark County, we now have over 11,000 senior homeowners enrolled in the homestead program, saving on average $399 per year in taxes. If you will reach age 65 any time during 2010 or are disabled, you have until June 7th to sign up for this important tax-saving program. For an application, go to clarkcountyauditor.org or call 521-1862.

If you are already in the program, you will automatically receive a renewal application by U.S. mail. If there is no change in your eligibility, you are not required to return this form. If there has been a change, simply make the change and send it back in to our office. But remember, you must apply by June 7th to receive this tax deduction.

Download Homestead Application Here.

$4.5 Million in Tax Relief From Homestead Exemption

Posted July 12th, 2009 in Homestead by John Federer

Before Ohio changed its Homestead Exemption qualifications, only 2,910 homeowners aged 65 or over received a reduction in property taxes in Clark County. That was in 2006 when taxpayers’ annual income could not exceed $23,700.

When the income requirement was eliminated in 2007, 10,501 homeowners received a tax reduction based on the first $25,000 of property value. That number grew to 11,162 last year and edged up to 11,424 in 2009.

The average annual tax savings is now $391 for homeowners aged 65 or over. The auditor’s Homestead Department is supervised by Gary Evilsizor.