Deadline April 6, 2020

Tax Relief

The Knox County Trustee's Office administers a state funded Property Tax Relief Program to assist elderly, disabled, and disabled veteran homeowners. For applicants who qualify, the State of Tennessee will pay or reimburse a portion of their property taxes for their primary residence.


Tax Relief for Elderly and Disabled Homeowners up to $132.00

you must be 65 or older or have been rated totally and permanently disabled by Social Security Administration or other qualified agency on or before December 31, 2019. Your combined 2018 annual income for you, your spouse and all other owners of the property cannot exceed $29,860.


Tax Relief for Disabled Veteran & Widow(er) of a Disabled Veteran up to $814.00

Veterans who have an honorable discharge and a total and permanent rating from a service-connected disability or their widow(er) may qualify for tax relief.  Income limit no longer applies.  If you were not approved in the past due to income, we encourage you to re-apply.

**For a complete list of qualifications and answers to frequently asked questions, visit the State of Tennessee's Tax Relief Website:  http://www.comptroller.tn.gov/pa/patxr.asp. To hear a recording of the latest information regarding Tax Relief and Tax Freeze, call the Trustee's information line at 865-215-8554 OR visit one of our convenient satellite locations with any questions or concerns OR email:  taxrelief@knoxcounty.org

Tax Freeze

The State of Tennessee passed legislation that permits counties to “freeze” property tax amounts for homeowners who are 65 or older on or before December 31, 2019 and your combined 2018 annual income for you, your spouse and all other owners of the property cannot exceed $40,120.

Your home and up to five (5) acres can be frozen. The appraisal and assessment values are not affected by the freeze program. If you qualify for Tax Freeze we will lock in your tax amount due so that it will not increase. If your property taxes decrease, your frozen base amount will decrease.

**Both programs require that you own and use the property on which you apply as your primary residence. Proof of eligibility will be required. Other restrictions may still apply.

Tax Relief / Tax Freeze Applications

Tax Relief for Elderly & Disabled Homeowners

Open Enrollment for 2019 starts October 1, 2019 thru April 6, 2020.

Click on appropriate box to access application, print, complete and sign.

Click on appropriate box to access application, print, complete and sign.

2019 TAX RELIEF APPLICATION

2019 TAX FREEZE APPLICATION

2019 TAX FREEZE INSTRUCTIONS

First time applicants will need to provide the following with their completed application(s):

  • Proof of identity, age, and residency for applicant, applicant’s spouse, and any other owners of the property.
  • Paid receipt for the 2019 Property Taxes (applies only to Tax Relief applicants).
  • Copy of a Bill of Sale or Title for mobile home if applicable.
  • Copy of revocable Trust or Life Estate if applicable (resident remainder information required if living on property).
  • Proof of 2018 income for applicant, applicant’s spouse, and any other owners of the property.
  • Disabled Veterans or Widow(er) of a Disabled Veterans must also complete an F-16 or F-16S form.

 

If you are applying for Tax Relief and Tax Freeze you must submit an application for each program.


Applications are also available at all Trustee locations. If you need assistance filling out an application or copies of required documentation, you may go to one of our convenient satellite locations.

 

To hear a recording of the latest information regarding Tax Relief and Tax Freeze, call the Trustee’s information line at 865-215-8554 OR visit one of our convenient satellite locations with any questions or concerns OR email: taxrelief@knoxcounty.org.