Aging in Place Legislation:
The County Council recently passed CB 23-2021 that applies to tax years beginning after June 30, 2021, amending the eligibility requirements for Section 20.129E Property tax credit for seniors and retired military personnel, the County’s Aging in Place Tax Credit, as follows:
(c) LONGEVITY QUALIFICATION.
THE LONGEVITY QUALIFICATION PROVIDED IN SUBSECTION (B)(1) OF THIS SECTION IS:
(1) TAX YEAR 2022: AT LEAST 38 YEARS;
(2) TAX YEAR 2023: AT LEAST 36 YEARS; AND
(3) SUBSEQUENT TX YEARS: AT LEAST 35 YEARS.
The amendment also makes the 5 year term consecutive and the tax credit shall automatically renew for four consecutive years, unless the property owner is no longer eligible. First-time applicants for Tax Year 2022 Aging in Place tax credit will be able to access next year’s application online in April 2022.