Low-Income senior exemption

To qualify for an exemption from the Measure C – Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority – parcel tax, homeowners must meet the following criteria:  

 

  • Owner must be 65 years old, or older, by July 1 of any applicable tax year 

  • Property must be an owner occupied, single family residence (house, condo, townhome) 

  • Household income is equal to or lower than the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) income limits used to determine eligibility for assisted housing programs; calculated on number of people in household:
    1 Person  $97,600      2 People  $111,550     3 People  $125,500     4 People  $139,400

To apply for the exemption, complete and return the form below with a copy of proof of age and income per instructions on the form. Due to COVID-19, if you have not filed your 2019 tax return, you may submit 2018 tax returns.

Low-Income Senior Exemption Form

 

Prior to mailing, please make a photocopy for your records. Please mail, fax or email the completed application with attachments to: 

 

NBS

Attn: MWPA Parcel Tax Exemption (Measure C)

32605 Temecula Parkway, Suite 100

Temecula, CA 92592

 

Questions:

Email: customercare@nbsgov.com

Phone: (800) 676-7516

 

Your application must be postmarked by June 30, 2020. 

  • Any low-income senior taxpayer who did not receive a low-income senior tax exemption may appeal to the MWPA to seek a determination on the eligibility of a parcel(s) for exemption.

  • Appeals must be submitted in writing to the MWPA at 28 Liberty Ship Way, Suite 2800, Sausalito, CA. 94965, or via email sent to info@marinwildfire.org no later than January 31 of the subsequent year following the receipt of the tax bill.

  • Appeals must include the following documentation to support the claimed exemption:

    • a copy of the Marin County Secured Tax Statement for appropriate tax year (“20XX-XX Property Tax Bill”), showing the MWPA tax amount (all other tax amounts may be redacted),

    • proof of income, such as the previous year’s tax return, and

    • proof of age, such as a copy of a driver’s license.

  • Appeals will only be considered during the resident’s first year of eligibility; first year of the tax, new resident in the area, newly a senior citizen or change in financial status.

  • Appeals will only be considered for property owners who demonstrate eligibility for the MWPA’s Low-Income Senior Tax Exemption for the appropriate year’s Property Tax Bill.

  • Appeals will be reviewed by staff members of the MWPA.

  • MWPA staff must respond within 60 days of receipt of the appeal.

  • Appellants who are found to be eligible for the Low-Income Senior Exemption will be reimbursed for the full amount of the MWPA Tax shown on the current year’s Property Tax Bill.

  • Appellants who were denied may appeal the decision to the MWPA Executive Committee. That appeal will be heard by the MWPA Executive Committee at its next regularly scheduled meeting.  Secondary appeals may be requested in writing, either to the mailing address or via email.

28 Liberty Ship Way, Suite 2800, Sausalito, CA 94965 ▪ info@marinwildfire.org • (415) 539-MWPA (6972)

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