Exemptions

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Exemption for property (or vehicle) of qualifying widows and widowers and persons with disabilities A.R.S. (42-11111)

Who is entitled to an exemption?
 Eligible widows, widowers and totally disabled persons age 17, or over, may be eligible.

If Qualified, How Does One Benefit?
You may receive a reduction in your property value. Any dollar amount of the exemption that is unused may be applied against the value of personal property or vehicle subject to special property taxes.

Is The Exemption For My House Only?
No, the exemption is applied to the real estate first, then to a mobile home or an automobile.

Can I receive the Exemption for my vehicle only?
Yes, you can apply for the disability or widow exemption for vehicle only. You do not have to own real property.

What Are the Qualifications?

  • You must be a resident of Arizona.
  • Total Assessed valuation cannot exceed *$26,082-This is equivalent to a home valued at *$260,800.
  • Income from all sources, excluding social security, cannot exceed *$31,986.
  • The total household income limit for a household with children under age 18, cannot exceed *$38,372.
  • The disability must be total, permanent and certified by an Arizona licensed physician.

*Income Levels and Assessed Value Limits are updated annually on or before December 31st by the Department of Revenue.

When and Where Do I Apply?

  • First-time applicants must apply in person at the Graham County Assessor’s office.
  • Applications must be submitted by the last day of February of the year for which you are applying.
     

What documentation is required?
For your convenience forms are fillable and printable below or may be obtained at the Graham County Assessor’s Office.

Widows and Widowers:

  1. Application — Affidavit for Tax Exemption Credit: form (DOR 82514)
  2. Proof of Arizona Adjusted gross income for entire household for previous year — AZ Income Tax Return with all schedules and any untaxed capital gains, pension or retirement benefits, *Social Security and/or Veterans disability payments. If you do not file income tax returns you may contact our office to discuss alternative acceptable income verification documents. *Social Security and VA Disability income is not used for qualification.
  3. Copy of spouse’s RECORDED Death Certificate. (If the spouse died out of state, the widow/widower must prove RESIDENCY in Arizona  prior to January 1, 1969.)

Disabled person:

  1. Application — Affidavit for Tax Exemption credit: form (DOR 82514)
  2. Proof of Arizona Adjusted gross income for entire household for previous year — AZ Income Tax Return with all schedules and any untaxed capital gains, pension or retirement benefits, *Social Security and/or Veterans disability payments. If you do not file income tax returns you may contact our office to discuss alternative acceptable income verification documents. *Social Security and VA Disability income is not used for qualification.
  3. Certification of Disability: (DOR82514B) — Certifying total and permanent disability and signed by a licensed physician.

We are happy to answer any questions you have or provide you with additional assistance.  Contact us today!

Location & Mailing Address: 921 Thatcher Blvd., Safford AZ 85546
Hours: Monday - Thursday 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Telephone: (928) 428-2828
Exemption Contact:  Linda Brown

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