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Am I Eligible for Tax Relief or Tax Freeze

You may apply by mail or by visiting any of the Trustee locations beginning October, 2020. Application deadline is April 5, 2021. We strongly encourage you to complete and turn in your applications now to ensure time for review and submission to state of Tennessee. January and February are heavy traffic months in our offices. We recommend turning paperwork in early in case offices close due to illness. Be sure to sign the applications and list at least one phone number where we can reach you.


Tax Relief for Elderly & Disabled Homeowners

  • Will you be 65 or older on or before December 31, 2020 or have you been rated totally and permanently disabled by Social Security Administration or other qualified agency on or before December 31, 2020?
  • Is your combined 2019 annual income for you, your spouse and all other owners of the property less than $30,700?

If you answered yes to both questions then you may qualify for Tax Relief.


Tax Relief for Disabled Veteran & Widow(er) of a Disabled Veteran

Do you or did your spouse have an honorable discharge and a disability as a Veteran in one of the following categories:

  •  A service-connected disability that resulted in:
    • Paraplegia; OR
    • Permanent paralysis of both legs and lower part of the body resulting from traumatic injury or disease to the spinal cord or brain; OR
    • Loss, or loss of use of, two (2) or more limbs; OR
    • Legal blindness
  • A total and permanent disability rating from a service connected disability.
  • A 100% total and permanent disability rating from being a prisoner of war.

If you answered yes to any category then you may qualify for Tax Relief.


Tax Freeze for Elderly Homeowners

  • Will you be 65 or older on or before December 31, 2020?
  • Is your combined 2019 annual income for you, your spouse and all other owners of the property less than $41,240?

If you answered yes to both questions then you may qualify for Tax Freeze.


For more information CLICK HERE
For an application CLICK HERE

To hear a recording of the latest information regarding Tax Relief and Tax Freeze, call the Trustee's information line at 865-215-8554 OR visit one of our convenient satellite locations with any questions or concerns OR email:  taxrelief@knoxcounty.org

Open Enrollment for 2020 is October 1, 2020 thru Monday, April 5, 2021.

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City County Building
400 Main Street
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Knox County Trustee
P.O. Box 70
Knoxville, TN 37901
Phone: 865-215-2305

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