The Washington State Legislature has made major changes to the property tax exemption program beginning in 2020. The income limits will now be indexed at 65% of the median household income for Kitsap County. The new income threshold will be $49,000. The exemption category breakdown is as follows:
If you are already on the exemption program and the threshold changes now place you into a new income category, we will make the change for you. As always, if you anticipate a change in your income that could result in a category change, please contact our office.
Other important changes that could impact your eligibility:
2019 Legislature passed Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5160 which implements many changes to the existing Senior Citizen & Disabled Persons Exemption & Deferral Programs. In this tutorial, we will identify the changes that will impact Kitsap County Homeowners beginning in 2020.
Please enjoy this short video produced by BKAT regarding the upcoming changes to our Senior Citizen & Disabled Persons Exemption Program.
Senior Citizen & Disabled Persons Property Tax Exemption Changes (time 1:32)
To request a TY2020 application be mailed to you click HERE
To view the legislation bill click HERE
To view new 2020 income thresholds for all Counties click HERE
More seniors, disabled may qualify for property tax exemptions - courtesy of the Kitsap Sun