Senior or Disabled Tax Relief Program

The County of Accomack offers real estate and mobile home tax relief to taxpayers 65 years of age or older or taxpayers determined to be permanently and totally disabled. In order to qualify, total household income cannot exceed $28,000 and net worth cannot exceed $80,000. The dwelling must be the applicants’ sole primary residence. 
 
Applications for tax relief under the County’s Senior/Disabled Relief Program are due to the Commissioner of Revenue by March 1st of every year. The application process does not open until January of each year and the application will be posted here once the process opens in January. Please click here for the application.

Disabled Veterans Real Estate Tax Exemption

On April 6, 2011, legislation was approved by the Virginia General Assembly exempting certain disabled Veterans and their surviving spouses from local real estate taxes on their principal place of residency which they own and occupy.

A qualified Veteran must be certified by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) to be totally and permanently disabled due to a service-connected disability with an overall disability rating of 100% or a compensation rating of 100% due to individual unemployability or be considered by the VA as permanently and totally (P&T) disabled due to his/her service connected disability.

To apply for the exemption, a Veteran must provide an original designated letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) which meets the following requirements:  

  • is an original not a photocopy, and has no alterations;
  • is issued to the Veteran or his/her surviving spouse;
  • is dated April 18, 2011 or after; 
  • contains effective dates of his/her qualification requirements as indicated below; otherwise, additional documentation from the VA may be required.  

For more information about these programs, contact the Commissioner of Revenue at (757) 787-5747 or 757-824-6451.

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