Property Tax Relief Programs Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: I am 65 years old or disabled. Is there any programs that can help me with the property taxes on my home?
A: If you were 65 or totally and permanently disabled as of January 1 of the current year, owned and occupied a permanent residence in Gaston County as of January 1, and your income for 2015 did not exceed $29,500, you may qualify for the Homestead Exclusion. If your 2015 income did not exceed $44,250 and you owned and occupied a permanent residence here for at least five (5) years, you may qualify for the Circuit Breaker Tax Deferment Program.
For full details see the Homestead Exclusion Brochure and Circuit Breaker Brochure.
Q: I am a disabled veteran. Is there any program that can help me with the property taxes on my home?
A: If you own and occupy a permanent residence in Gaston County and are an honorably discharged veteran with a 100% service-connected disability as of January 1 of the current year, you may qualify for the Disabled Veterans Exclusion.
For full details see the Disabled Veterans Exclusion Brochure brochure.
Q: How do I obtain property tax relief?
A: You must submit an Application for Property Tax Relief - AV9 to the tax office by June 1.
Q: If I apply this year and qualify, can the relief go back to prior years that I may have qualified for?
A: No. North Carolina Law prohibits us from going back to previous years. An application is good for the current year and subsequent years if the applicant qualifies for relief.