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The Service Tree lists all services in "branched" groups, starting with the very general and moving to the very specific. Click on the name of any group name to see the sub-groups available within it. Click on a service code to see its details and the providers who offer that service.

Federal Income Tax Information

Programs that provide information and guidance for individuals who need to understand the federal tax laws as they apply to people in their situation.

Property Tax Information

Programs that provide information and guidance for people who need to understand the property tax laws as they relate to individuals in their situation. Most states have provisions for property tax relief, but they vary widely in form. Some jurisdictions levy the tax and provide a true refund of all or a portion of the paid tax; some exempt the property altogether; some defer the property tax until after the death of the owner and then recoup the tax from the proceeds of the sale of the property; some have a blanket exemption in which all property owners over the age of 65 are exempt from all property taxes regardless of income; and some allow a tax credit to be applied toward the income tax for qualified property owners. In the latter situation, individuals not paying income tax may receive a refund of the property tax credit amount or no refund at all, depending on the tax laws of the jurisdiction. Most states determine eligibility for property tax relief by looking at combinations of age, income, disability and veteran status.

Utility Tax Exemption Information

Programs that provide information and guidance for individuals who meet age, disability and household income guidelines and may qualify for programs that remove the applicable local taxes from the gas, water, electric and telephone bills of eligible applicants. The program applies to people whose bills are included in their rent as well as to those who pay for their utilities directly. In some jurisdictions, the utility tax exemption program operates as a rebate program in which eligible applicants file appropriate rebate forms with their income tax returns.

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