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Low- and Moderate-Income Property Tax Relief until June 30, 2021

Steve Soreff, MD
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COVID-19 has hit many people and families very hard. This has been true especially folks in the low- or moderate-income group. Here is one answer. New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration (NHDRA) is offering property tax relief programs for low- and moderate-income folks and families with application deadline of June 30, 2021. From the Nottingham town website is the program and how to apply for it. “As the economic recovery continues from the impact of COVID-19, the New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration (NHDRA) is offering low- and moderate-income homeowners the opportunity to apply for property tax relief. NHDRA is accepting applications for its Low- and Moderate-Income Homeowners Property Tax Relief program through June 30, 2021. NHDRA distributed more than $886,700 through this tax relief program last year, and nearly $45 million in total since the program launched in 2002. "We aim to provide as much support to our taxpayers as possible," said NHDRA Commissioner Lindsey Stepp. “Although the COVID-19 situation has improved from this time last year, we understand that many face financial challenges. We will work with qualified individuals to make sure they have the option to apply for tax relief."


It continues "We aim to provide as much support to our taxpayers as possible," said NHDRA Commissioner Lindsey Stepp. "Although the COVID-19 situation has improved from this time last year, we understand that many face financial challenges. We will work with qualified individuals to make sure they have the option to apply for tax relief." An eligible applicant for Low- and Moderate-Income Homeowners Property Tax Relief is a person who is: • Single with adjusted gross income less than or equal to $20,000; or • Married or head of New Hampshire household with adjusted gross income less than or equal to $40,000; and • Owns a homestead subject to the State Education Property Tax; and • Has resided in that homestead as of April 1, 2020. The application form (Form DP-8) is available on NHDRA’s website. Older versions of the form will not be accepted. Program applicants are required to submit their individual income tax returns with the application. Taxpayers with questions should call Taxpayer Services at (603) 230-5920, press prompt 2, then prompt 2 again.” Here is a printable application. For some, this is great time limited opportunity.