News Release Full Story

Tax Relief Programs Available to Property Owners

Jan 13, 2021

Cumberland County Tax Administration reminds citizens about several tax relief programs offered to qualified property owners.

The Elderly or Disabled Exclusion program excludes from taxation the greater of the first $25,000, or 50% of the assessed value on the permanent residence of a qualifying homeowner. Applicants must be at least 65 years of age, or totally and permanently disabled, with a combined 2020 income of $31,500 or less for both applicant and spouse.

The Disabled Veteran Exclusion program excludes from taxation the first $45,000 of assessed value on the permanent residence of a qualified disabled veteran or their unmarried, surviving spouse. There is no age or income limitation on this program.

The deadline to apply for both exclusion programs is June 1, 2021.

The Present Use Deferment program is for owners of qualifying agricultural, horticultural, forestry and wildlife conservation properties, which may be assessed at the value of the property in its present use, versus market value. Each parcel must meet specific requirements to include minimum production acreage and income; a sound management plan; and qualifying ownership. Taxes in all present use programs are deferred, not exempted, and are a lien on the property. Applications for 2021 must be submitted during the annual listing period, from Jan. 1 to Jan. 31, 2021.

To request an application for tax relief, or obtain additional information, please contact Customer Service at 910- 678-7507 or go online at  co.cumberland.nc.us/tax.

For more information, call 910-678-7507 or visit co.cumberland.nc.us/tax. The fax number is 910-678-7582.

Tax Administration is located on the fifth floor of the Judge E. Maurice Braswell Cumberland County Courthouse, 117 Dick St. Taxpayers are reminded of current COVID-19 pandemic protocols in place at the Courthouse. Anyone entering the Courthouse is required to wear a mask or face covering and to receive a temperature check.