According to Alcorn County Tax Assessor, Kenneth Brawner, anyone who meets the following criteria should come to the Alcorn County Tax Assessor's office and file or re-file their homestead by April 1:
• Changed primary residence in 2013
• Built new home in 2013
• Reached the age of 65 on or before Jan. 1, 2013
• Became 100% Social Security disabled in 2013
• Became a 100% disabled Veteran in 2013
• Lost spouse in 2013
• Became divorced in 2013
“If one of the above items applies to you, you need to come to the Assessor's Office in the Alcorn County Courthouse,” said Brawner.
The following items are required by law and should be brought to the Assessor’s office:
• Both husband's and wife's Social Security numbers
• Alcorn County license plate numbers
• Purchase price of land and house or mobile home
• Proof of Social Security disability entitlement showing the beginning date of disability or disabled Veteran's claim number
• A Veteran's claim number if a disabled Veteran
"Those who are re-filing due to the death of a spouse will need to bring their Alcorn County license plate number only," said the Alcorn County Tax Assessor.
Homestead Exemption is a tax credit given to homeowners by the State for owning their own homes. There is no charge to file for Homestead Exemption.
Applications will be taken Monday through Friday from 8 to 5 p.m. through April 1.
(Those who have questions concerning this information are encouraged to contact Kenneth Brawner or his staff at 662-286-7733.)