Real Estate and Personal Property Tax Relief Program Applications Now Accepted Through July 31

Friday, July 10, 2020

​The Department of Human Services has extended the application deadline for the Real Estate and Personal Property Tax Relief Program to July 31. The program provides direct relief for households where an occupant has lost their employment, had their work hours reduced or has been furloughed due to COVID-19.

A maximum relief of $500 for residential real estate taxes and $250 for personal property tax has been established for eligible households. The amount of relief will be the billed amount, or the benefit maximum, whichever is lower. Each household could potentially receive both benefits for a maximum relief amount of $750. Only one application may be filed per household. Any impacted household, whether they have paid their tax bill or not, can apply if they meet the eligibility requirements. An accepted application does not guarantee any benefit disbursement – applications deemed complete will be selected for review on a lottery basis.

To be eligible for consideration, potential beneficiaries must:

  • Provide proof of eligibility criteria
  • Have established Virginia Beach residency as of March 1, 2020
  • Be unemployed at any time after March 1, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Provide a copy of their 2020 real estate and/or personal property tax bills

Potential beneficiaries may only claim their primary residence for relief – no rental or second properties are eligible.

Additional information, including necessary documents for proof of eligibility and applications, can be found online at VBgov.com/COVID19TaxRelief.

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