Age Exemptions

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Age 62
(L3) - $40,000 From Assessed Value for County and School.
Homeowner must be 62 years of age by January 1st in year of application, and net taxable income of both spouses cannot exceed $15,000. To qualify for this exemption, provide proof of income (Georgia & Federal Tax Returns), date of birth, and social security number.  SEE ADDITIONAL DOCUMENT REQUIREMENTS

Local School - Age 70 - No Income Limit
(L6) - Local Senior Citizen School Tax Exemption
. Homeowners who are 70 years of age, or older, on or before January 1 of the year in which application for exemption is made, can apply for the homestead exemption from Columbia County School ad valorem taxes, including taxes to pay interest on and to retire school bonded indebtedness. This exemption applies to 100% on the home and not more than three contiguous acres immediately surrounding the residence. This exemption automatically renews each year as long as no deed changes occur.  Proof of date of birth is required (HB 1735).  SEE ADDITIONAL DOCUMENT REQUIREMENTS