VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - The Department of Human Services has extended the application deadline for the Real Estate and Personal Property Tax Relief Program to July 31.
The program provides direct relief for households where a resident has lost their job or have had hours cut due to COVID-19.
A maximum relief of $500 for residential real estate taxes and $250 for personal property tax has been established for eligible households.
Each household could potentially receive both benefits for a maximum relief amount of $750. Only one application may be filed per household.
Any impacted household, whether they have paid their tax bill or not, can apply if they meet the eligibility requirements. An accepted application does not guarantee any benefit disbursement as applications will bee chosen on a lottery basis.
To be eligible for consideration, one must provide proof of eligibility criteria, be a Virginia Beach resident as of March 1, be unemployed at any time after March 1 due to COVID-19, and provide a copy of their 2020 real estate and/or personal property tax bills.
Rental properties or second properties are not eligible for relief.
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