General Tax Information
Age / Disability Exemption
The Homestead Exemption (based on age or disability status) Allows taxpayers who are at least 65 years of age or who are totally disabled to receive an exemption.
The following requirements must be met in order to claim the homestead exemption:
* The most common government agency under which a taxpayer can obtain a totally disabled classification is Social Security / SSI. Other programs include the Tennessee Valley Authority, the Veterans Administration and the Teacher's retirement System.How to Apply
An application must be completed and filed in the Property Valuation Office along with documentation verifying age. Appropriate documentation might include Medicare cards issued by Social Security, birth certificates, and driver's license. When applying for the disability homestead, the same form will apply. However, documentation verifying total disability and that payments have been issued throughout the entire year must follow. Because of this, a taxpayer needs to provide proof of his or her disability status in the month of December.