Assessor eases rules for disabled residents

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January 15, 2013 - 4:14 pm
Pinal County Assessor Douglas Wolf

The Assessor’s Office no longer will require permanently disabled residents who already are receiving a property exemption to re-visit their doctor every three years.

“Having to see a doctor just to recreate paperwork that we already have on file was placing an undue burden on the disabled residents of our community,” Assessor Douglas Wolf said.

Wolf was sworn in Jan. 2.

He said his office also will save time and money by reducing the duplication of paperwork and workflow.

“It’s a win-win for taxpayers and for those residents who no longer have to visit their doctor to have the same form filled out more than once,” he said.

All residents receiving the widow, widower or disabled exemption will be required to fill out and return a one-page affidavit. Those forms were mailed out last week.

Arizona statute provides for property-tax exemptions for certain residents who are widows, widowers or disabled based on income and other guidelines.

Anyone with questions about the change in policy or the exemption process can call 520-866-6361.

 

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