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Within 30 days of selling your home please notify the Exemptions & Deferrals Division 703-737-8557 that you have sold the home. Tax Relief will be stopped at the end of the full month prior to the sale.
If you move out to permanently reside elsewhere please notify the Exemptions & Deferrals Division at 703-737-8557 within 30 days. Tax Relief will be stopped at the end of the full month prior to your vacating the residence.
If an applicant passes away please notify the Exemptions & Deferrals Division at 703-737-8557 within 30 days. If that person was the only qualifying applicant then Tax Relief will be stopped at the end of the full month prior to the date of death. If there is another qualifying applicant Tax Relief will continue.
Virginia permits localities to provide a real estate tax exemption on “real estate … designed for continuous habitation owned by, and occupied as the sole dwelling…”
The tax relief available to an otherwise qualified applicant should not be affected if he or she randomly and sporadically visits his or her family or friends and sleeps away from home for indeterminate, short periods of time. However, if a person regularly resides in another house during a certain period of time each year, that person will likely not qualify for tax relief.
An individual residing in a hospital, nursing home, convalescent home or other facilities for physical or mental care for an extended period of time, not intended to be permanent, shall not lose his or her exemption, as long as the applicant’s dwelling is not be rented.
Each individual’s situation will be different and could result in the need for the taxpayer to provide an explanation and/or additional documentation to make a qualification determination.