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Metro extends deadline for Tax Freeze and Tax Relief program enrollment

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Posted at 10:50 PM, Apr 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-01 23:54:06-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Metropolitan Trustee Parker Toler announced that the April 6 deadline to renew or apply for Tax Relief or Tax Freeze has been extended to Wednesday, May 6 2020.

Many older property owners were frantically calling the Metro Trustee's office to try to freeze their taxes ever since Mayor John Cooper announced he would seek a "substantial" property tax increase.

The Tax Freeze program allows eligible taxpayers 65 and older with an income less than $42,620 to lock in their current tax payment. Locking in the rate means they would not be affected by any tax increase or reappraisal change as long as they stay enrolled.

The Tax Relief program is limited to people with incomes less than $29,860. If they qualify they can get help with their property tax bill. According to Metro Trustee officials, it can reduce their tax bill as much as $756.88.

Senior, disabled, and disabled veteran taxpayers who wish to apply for Tax Relief or Tax Freeze for the first time should call (615) 862-6330.

Renewal vouchers for both programs may be mailed to the Trustee's Office or placed in the secure drop box outside the Howard Office Building at 700 2nd Avenue South in Nashville.

Walk-in customers to the Trustee's office are not being accepted until Friday, May 1 amid Mayor Cooper's Safer at Home order. Property taxes can be paid online with a credit card or eCheck at nashville.gov/trustee .