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Measure R Parcel Tax, Senior Exemption Application Due June 30
May 31, 2012 -
In accordance with the Senior Exemption provision of the Measure R Parcel Tax, the 2012-13 forms are being mailed and are due to be returned/postmarked by June 30, 2012.
To qualify for the Measure R Senior Exemption in 2012-13, senior citizens must be 65 years old and own and occupy their properties as their primary residence.
Senior citizens who have previously applied and received the Senior Exemption are being sent 2012-13 renewal forms. The form must be completed, signed and returned, postmarked by June 30. If you have not received a form, contact the Measure R Office at (310) 450-8338, ext. 70263.
First-time applicants who qualify may call for an application to be mailed to them. A first-time application is also available on the District's website: smmusd.org/fiscal/senior_exempt.html.
This application must be completed, signed and returned/postmarked, along with two required proofs of age and property ownership, by June 30, 2012.
Since Prop 13 passed in 1978, local parcel taxes provide one way to provide secure, enhanced funding for schools for "soft" costs (non-capital expenses) such as teacher salaries, books, materials, computers and other equipment, and art, music, physical education, and sports programs.
Measure R provides that the tax levied on each parcel of real property shall not exceed the minimum of $346 per year adjusted annually for inflation by the Consumer Price Index and offers exemptions to senior homeowners, aged 65 and older who own and occupy their homes.