2019 income limit set for Gwinnett senior property tax exemption

The Social Security Administration allows Gwinnett seniors 65 and older with a Georgia net taxable income of $93,664 or less to potentially qualify for Gwinnett’s Senior School Homestead Exemption.

Documentation and other eligibility requirements must be met, including that seniors must own and occupy the home as their primary residence as of Jan. 1 of the application year and they must apply for the exemption by April 1. Seniors not required to file taxes can provide other proof of income to qualify.

Gwinnett offers a dozen homestead exemptions, and the same form is used to apply for any of the available exemptions: GwinnettTaxCommissioner.com/apply. Gwinnett County residents who own and occupy their homes are encouraged to apply by April 1.

Homeowners with approved exemptions do not need to reapply unless there has been a change.

To verify an exemption is in place or receive assistance with exemptions, contact the Tax Commissioner’s office 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays by phone at 770-822-8800 or Tax@GwinnettCounty.com.