Tax Deferral Affidavit-Age 65 or Older or Disabled Homeowner

Tax Deferral Affidavit-Age 65 or Older or Disabled Homeowner

A property owner who is age 65 or older or disabled person may use this Tax Deferral Affidavit-Age 65 or Older or Disabled Homeowner, form 50-126, to obtain a tax deferral on the collection of residence homestead taxes pursuant to the Tax Code Section 33.06.  Homeowners seeking a deferral or surviving spouses seeking to continue a deferral should complete the appropriate affidavit below.

Tax Deferral Qualifications:
  1. The property owner must have the Person Age 65 or Older or Disabled Person exemption on the property they are requesting the deferral.
  2. If the property has a mortgage, it is best practice to notify the mortgage company that a tax deferral is being requested.
  3. The Tax Deferral Affidavit must be notarized and filed  with the appraisal district office in the county in which the property is located.  

General Information Regarding the Tax Deferral-Person Age 65 or Older or Disabled Homeowner:
  1. Penalties and Interest: A tax lien remains on the property and continues to accrue at an annual 5 percent interest rate during the deferral period. Penalties and interest for delinquent taxes incurred before the date the deferral affidavit is filed are preserved.  **Any requests for calculations, would need to be directed to the Tax Assessor-Collector.
  2. The property may still be subject to collection or foreclosure actions arising from other debts or liens including, but not limited to, mortgages or home loans.  The services of a competent professional should be sought to obtain guidance regarding your individual situation. 

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