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Property Tax Assistance Programs
Published on: 2/14/2012 12:00 AM

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1. Active Duty Military Personnel -- Deferred Taxes 
Click here to download the Soldier & Sailor Civil Relief Act of 1940 - Property Taxes form.

Service members Civil Relief Act of 2003 (SCRA) formerly known as the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Civil Relief Act of 1940 (SSCRA)

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Following the military actions in the Middle East on March 19, 2003, and government actions, all active duty military personnel, including activated reservists, are eligible for property tax deferral pursuant to the Soldiers and Sailors Relief Act. The Soldiers and Sailors Relief Act applies to all military personnel regardless of duration of military service, financial status or where they are stationed. Qualifying individuals may elect to defer the payment of their property taxes while called to service to defend the needs of our nation.
While the Act provides for 6% interest per annum on deferred taxes, state law allows the local Tax Collector to waive the interest. As such, it is the position of this office to waive interest. No penalty, cost, or interest will be levied and tax sale provisions are suspended on all deferred property taxes.
Military personnel, their spouse or any person authorized to act on the service person’s behalf are urged to call on the Tax Collector’s office at (530) 265-1285 with any questions. Once the military actions are concluded or the service person is no longer on active military status, the deferred amount will need to be paid. At such time, our office will provide an installment payment plan as needed.
Service members Civil Relief Act does MORE.....
Under the provisions of the Service members Civil Relief Act of 2003, you may qualify for any or all of the following:  
Reduced interest rate on mortgage payments.
Reduced interest rate on credit card debt.
Protection from eviction if your rent is $1,200 or less.
Delay of all civil court actions, such as bankruptcy, foreclosure or divorce proceedings.
Veteran’s Aid and Attendance Pension
Veterans that served during a time of war, may qualify for Aid & Attendance Pension, which is a part of their Veteran’s Pension. The A&A pension, is to be used to pay for the Veteran’s care for things such as assisting them to eat, bathe, dress, etc. It also covers the Veteran’s spouse even if the Veteran is no longer living. Visit our Nevada County Veterans Service Office channel on MyNevadaCounty.com or contact them at: 255 South Auburn Street, Grass Valley, CA 95945, 530-273-3396
2.  Senior Property Tax Postponement Program
Please see update here
Tina Vernon
Treasurer-Tax Collector
Treasurer-Tax Collector

950 Maidu Avenue Suite 290
Nevada City, Ca 95959
Hours: 8am-5pm M-F
Phone: 530.265.1285
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