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Taxpayers Reminded of Exclusion and Deferment Programs

Jan 26, 2023

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – Cumberland County Tax Administration reminds citizens about tax relief programs offered to qualified property owners.

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 2023 must be submitted during the annual listing period, from Jan. 1 – 31, 2023.

The Elderly or Disabled Exclusion Program excludes from taxation the greaterof 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 2022 income of $33,800 or less for both applicant and spouse.

The Disabled Veteran Exclusion Program excludes from taxation the first $45,000 of assessevalue 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 submit an application for these exclusion programs is June 1, 2023.

Also, taxpayers are reminded Jan. 31 is the deadline for the 2023 annual property tax listing period. Listing forms must be updated, signed and returned and must be postmarked no later than Jan. 31 to avoid the 10 percent late listing penalty.

To request an application for tax relief or obtain additional information, please contact Cumberland County Tax Administration Customer Service at 910-678-7507 or visit cumberlandcountync.gov/tax. The email address for tax questions is taxweb@cumberlandcountync.gov. Tax Administration is located on the fifth floor of the Judge E. Maurice Braswell Cumberland County Courthouse, 117 Dick St., Fayetteville.