The County Connection – 11.08.11

The County Connection – 11.08.11

Posted: Wednesday, November 9, 2011 7:01 pm
By: Shawn Francisco and Marci Floyd, Special to The Press

The Weakley County Trustee’s office has a Facebook page.  We will be posting information regarding the tax relief program and other services in the office. Please log on and “like” our page, so that you can keep up with what is going on in the office.   
The Tax Relief Credit is a grant, and never has to be paid back by the property owner as long as all questions are answered accurately. The tax relief amount for 2011 taxes is $125.
For 2011, the maximum tax relief 2010 annual income limit is $26,830. You may be eligible for Tax Relief if you are:
 • Age 65 or older with combined annual income of all owners not exceeding $26,830; or  
• 100-percent disabled with a combined annual income of all owners not exceeding $26,830; or  
• 100-percent disabled veteran or widow(er) of a disabled veteran who meets additional state requirements.  
• Spouse of a soldier killed in action that has not remarried.  
Applicants must live on and use the property for which they are applying for tax relief as their primary residence. Only one place of residence may receive tax relief assistance per year.  
To apply for tax relief, call (731) 364-3643.  The trustee will be happy to make a home visit if you are unable to come in the office to enroll in the program.  We want every citizen that is eligible to receive this wonderful benefit to be able to have the opportunity to sign up.
If you know of someone that might need assistance enrolling please let us know. Signed applications must be received in our office before March 31 of each year.
The following are items that will be needed to initially enroll an applicant:
• Social Security cards  
• Medicare cards  
• 2010 proof of income (not to exceed $26,830 total) –
• Social Security  
• SSI  
• Workers’ Compensation  
• Salaries or Wages  
• Interest or Dividends  
• Rental Income  
• Etc.  
• Mobile home title or bill of sale (if applies)  
• Death certificate for any deceased owner  
• Probated will (if inherited)  
The county also has an updated website. We hope you will visit at www.weakleycountytn.gov and check out all the new features such as the community calendar. If you would like to have an event placed on the calendar please email your request to weakleycountytn@gmail.com.  The county’s website has had 17,117 hits since Sept. 1.
This is a great way to get your community event out to the public.
If you have a question you would like discussed in next months article please send us an email to wctrustee@frontiernet.net or franciscos@k12tn.net.
Editor’s note: Marci Floyd is the Weakley County trustee. Shawn Francisco serves as the county’s finance director.

WCP 11.08.11

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