Tax Relief for the Elderly, Disabled & Veterans

General Questions About Receiving Property Tax Relief

Tennessee state law provides for property tax relief for low-income elderly and disabled homeowners, as well as disabled veteran homeowners or their surviving spouses. This is a state program funded by appropriations authorized by the General Assembly. Tax collecting officials, including county trustees, receive applications from taxpayers who may qualify. The Tax Relief section processes these applications and determines eligibility for the program. Each year over 100,000 individuals receive benefits from this $30,000,000 plus program.

The Tax Relief Program began in 1973, as a result of the 1972 "Question 3" constitutional amendment. 

Tax relief is payment by the State of Tennessee to reimburse homeowners meeting certain eligibility requirements, for a part or all of paid property taxes. Tax Relief is not an exemption. You still receive your tax bill(s) and are responsible for paying your property taxes each year.

For More information regarding the PROPERTY TAX RELIEF Program, click on this link:  

State of TN Property Tax Relief

Questions About Tax Relief In Tennessee

  • Who is eligible for tax relief?
  • How much tax relief will I get?
  • Are the tax relief recipients exempt from paying property taxes?
  • Can I receive relief on more than one property?
  • What happens next year if I am approved for tax relief?

For answers to these questions and other information including the Brochures listed below, Click on the link below.

2019 Tax Relief for the Elderly or Disabled Homeowner