Tax Relief- Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are tax relief recipients exempt from paying property taxes?

A: NO. Tax relief is payment by the State of Tennessee to reimburse certain homeowners who meet the legal requirements, for a part or all property taxes paid, and is not an exemption. You will still receive your tax bill(s) and be responsible for paying your property taxes each year.

Q: How much tax relief will I get?

A: The amount will vary depending on your property assessment and your country or city tax rate.

Q: Will my tax relief check be the same each year?

A: The amount may very year to year depending on your property assessment and your county or city tax rate.

Q: Are tax relief checks forwarded?

A: NO. State checks may not be forwarded.

Q: Can I receive relief on more than one property?

A: NO. You can only receive tax relief on your primary residence in any given tax year.

Q: What happens next year if I am approved for tax relief?

A: You will receive a property tax relief voucher when you receive your property tax bill(s). You will need to present the voucher(s) to the collecting official(s) before the deadline date along with payment of any balance due.

Q: Can I receive tax relief if I am unable to provide my spouse's information/income/signature?

A: NO. the income of the applicant's spouse is required to determine eligibility whether they are a resident, or owner, of the property or not.

Q: Is a Veteran being rated 100% service-connected the same as having a total and permanent rating from a service-connected disability? 

A: NO.

Q: How can I get a mobile home title in my name? 

A: A mobile home title is obtained by contacting your County Court Clerk.