With a property tax hike looming, the Metropolitan Trustee’s Office extends the deadline to apply for tax relief programs

Posted at 7:05 AM, Apr 02, 2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Metropolitan Trustee's Office extended the deadline to apply for tax relief for some people on fixed or lower incomes.

During the State of Metro Tuesday, Mayor John Cooper announced the likelihood of raising property taxes to help balance the Metro Nashville budget. This could be detrimental for people who are already facing financial hardships.

One option is the city’s Tax Freeze program. It's used to help property owners 65 and older. If a property owner in this age range makes less than $42,620, they’re eligible to lock in their current tax payment. If they apply now and stay enrolled, they would not be affected by any tax increases or reappraisal changes.

People with incomes less than $29,860 are also eligible to get help with their tax bill through the Tax Relief program up to more than $756.88.

The deadline has now been pushed from April 6 to May 1.


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