Deadline to File for Tax Relief
NOTE: All supporting documents must be received by the deadline. Don’t wait!
Forms & Information:
- Tax Relief Application
- Additional Tax Relief Forms
- Tax Relief Program Details
- Veteran’s Annual Renewal Online
- What Counts as Household Income?
- Selling a Property Receiving Tax Relief?
There are five different tax relief programs available for Weber County property owners. These programs have been created by the Utah State Legislature, and Weber County adheres to state law in administering these programs. You can learn about the details for each tax relief program here: Tax Relief Program Details.
The five tax relief programs are:
- Blind (certified legally blind)
- Veteran with a Disability (VA disability rating of at least 10%)
- Deployed Military (deployed out of Utah for 200+ days)
- Circuit Breaker (low income or widow/widower, aged 66 or older)
- Abatement (low income, under age 66)
You can learn about the details for each tax relief program here: Tax Relief Program Details. You can also review the Weber County Tax Relief Program Policy, which includes references to state code and Utah State Tax Commission Standards of Practice.
Can I apply for more than one program?
Yes. You may apply and qualify for more than one program. Note that there is a maximum benefit for most programs, which applies across of the programs together. So, even though you may qualify for more than one program, it is possible that one of those programs may provide enough of a tax benefit that you will not receive a tax benefit from the second program.
I need to submit another form with my application. Where can I find the form?
You can find all of our tax relief forms here: Tax Relief Forms.
Do I have to apply every year?
Yes. We need to make sure that you still own the home, and that there have been no changes in your personal circumstances since your last application. This helps us ensure that tax relief benefits go to people who qualify for them, and that you receive the full benefit that you are allowed by law.
What if I missed the deadline to apply?
By state law, the deadline to apply is September 1st, though counties may extend that deadline to December 31st. Weber County has chosen to use the later deadline. However, that deadline is the absolute latest that we are legally allowed to accept an application.
Please apply early, because we may need additional information, and an application is only considered “submitted” after we receive all supporting documents.
What happens after I apply?
After we receive your application, we will review it to ensure it is complete. If we need additional information, we will mail a letter explaining what additional information we need. We will put your application on hold until we receive the additional information. If we have not received the additional information by the December 31st deadline, we will disapprove your application as incomplete.
If we have all of the information we need, we will either mail you a letter to let you know that you have been approved for the program, or we will mail you a letter to let you know why you did not qualify for the program you applied for.
If you qualify, we will automatically make the adjustment to your taxes. If your application is approved by September 1st, the tax relief should apply to the tax bill you receive in October. After that date, a refund for the benefit amount should be sent to whoever pays the taxes (you or your mortgage company) in November.
We process over 3,000 tax relief applications a year, so it may take some time before we reply to your application.
What if I move or sell my home?
If you have already been approved for a tax relief program and are moving to a new home, please submit a Tax Relief Property Sold form. Depending on the tax relief program and where you are moving to, we may be able to transfer your tax relief to your new property, or send you a check for the amount of your tax relief benefit.
What if my property is in a trust?
If the property is in a trust, additional considerations apply. A copy of the relevant sections of the trust document must be included with the application. We will review your trust document to see if it is structured in a way that will allow you to receive the tax benefit. Please contact our office with questions, or you may review our Tax Relief Policy. Please see Section 9 – Trusts, page 17.