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Q: Does a person with 100 percent total social security disability have to pay property tax in the state of Mississippi

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Randall R. Saxton
Randall R. Saxton
  • Tax Law Lawyer
  • Madison, MS
  • Licensed in Mississippi

A: Yes. Only disabled veterans or their unremarried surviving spouses are 100% exempt from paying property tax in Mississippi. An exemption for seniors, and disabled people, is available in Mississippi, and persons over 65 can qualify for a reduction of up to $7,500 on the taxable value of their property.

James L. Arrasmith
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  • Tax Law Lawyer
  • Sacramento, CA

A: There is no general exemption from property taxes for individuals who receive Social Security disability benefits in Mississippi. However, Mississippi has a Homestead Exemption Program that provides a property tax exemption for a portion of the assessed value of a home that is owned and occupied by a homeowner who is disabled or over the age of 65. The amount of the exemption varies based on the value of the property and the income of the homeowner. To be eligible for the exemption, the homeowner must apply to their county tax assessor's office.

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