Assessor - Permissive Exemption FAQ
Permissive Exemptions FAQ
Who can qualify?
An organization which is the owner of real or tangible personal property, or
licensed motor vehicles, and is seeking a property tax exemption may file for
an exemption if:
1 The property is owned by and used exclusively for agricultural or horticultural
2.The property is:
Owned by educational, religious, charitable or cemetery organizations;
Used exclusively for educational, religious, charitable or cemetery purposes;
Not owned or used for financial gain or profit to either the owner or user;
Not used for the sale of alcoholic beverages for more than 20 hours per week;
Not owned or used by an organization which discriminates in membership or employment
based on race, color or national origin.
When do we file?
You may file anytime in the month of December.
What do we need to bring?
Every four years you will need to have to bring in information such as name
of organization, title of officers, directors, or partners and their addresses,
and a detailed description of the use of the property. The other three years
you will only need to sign the form.
What if we forget to sign?
An organization or society which fails to file an exemption application on or
before December 31 may apply on or before June 30th to the county assessor.
The organization or society shall also file in writing a request with the county
board of equalization for a waiver so that the county assessor may consider
the application for exemption. The county board of equalization shall grant
the waiver upon a finding that good cause exists for the failure to make application
on or before December 31. If a late filing is made, the Assessor shall assess
a penalty of 10 percent of the tax that would have been due had the affidavit
not been filed or one hundred dollars, which ever is less, for each calendar
month or fraction thereof for which the filing of the affidavit missed the December
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