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1 <br /> ORANGE COUNTY <br /> BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS <br /> ACTION AGENDA ITEM ABSTRACT <br /> Meeting Date: October 1, 2019 <br /> Action Agenda <br /> Item No. 8-d <br /> SUBJECT: Applications for Property Tax Exemption/Exclusion <br /> DEPARTMENT: Tax Administration <br /> ATTACHMENT(S): INFORMATION CONTACT: <br /> Exempt Status Resolution Nancy T. Freeman, Tax Administrator, <br /> Spreadsheet (919) 245-2735 <br /> Requests for Exemption/Exclusion <br /> PURPOSE: To consider seven untimely applications for exemption/exclusion from ad valorem <br /> taxation for seven bills for the 2019 tax year. <br /> BACKGROUND: North Carolina General Statutes (NCGS) typically require applications for <br /> exemption to be filed during the listing period, which is usually during the month of January. <br /> Applications for Elderly/Disabled Exclusion, Circuit Breaker Tax Deferment and Disabled <br /> Veteran Exclusion should be filed by June 1st of the tax year for which the benefit is requested. <br /> NCGS 105-282.1(a1) does allow some discretion. Upon a showing of good cause by the <br /> applicant for failure to make a timely application, an application for exemption or exclusion filed <br /> after the close of the listing period may be approved by the Department of Revenue, the Board <br /> of Equalization and Review, the Board of County Commissioners, or the governing body of a <br /> municipality, as appropriate. An untimely application for exemption or exclusion approved under <br /> this provision applies only to property taxes levied by the county or municipality in the calendar <br /> year in which the untimely application is filed. <br /> Six applicants are applying for homestead exclusion based on NCGS 105-277.1, which allows <br /> exclusion of the greater of $25,000 or 50% of the appraised value of the residence. <br /> One of the applicants is applying for exclusion based on NCGS 105-277.1 C, which allows for an <br /> exclusion of $45,000 for an honorably discharged Disabled American Veteran. <br /> Including these seven applications, the Board will have considered a total of sixteen untimely <br /> applications for exemption of 2019 taxes since the 2019 Board of Equalization and Review <br /> adjourned on June 27, 2019. Taxpayers may submit an untimely application for exemption of <br /> 2019 taxes to the Board of Commissioners through December 31, 2019. <br /> Based on the information supplied in the application and based on the above-referenced <br /> General Statutes, the application may be approved by the Board of County Commissioners. <br />