Seniors, Disabled Citizens Can Apply For Special Measure A Tax Reduction through June 30
ELK GROVE, Calif. – April 10, 2019 – Between April 15 and June 30, senior citizens age 65 or older and disabled people living within the Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD), and having no school-age children living in the home, may apply for a 70 percent reduction in their Measure A special tax assessment, a local property tax that funds school improvement. Under Measure A, all homes within EGUSD’s boundaries are assessed an annual special tax that ranges from $45.84 to $200, depending upon the year of construction.
The Senior Citizen/Disabled Person Reduction lowers these special tax rates to $13.76 up to $60 depending on the original tax amount. Lower rates also apply to apartments and mobile homes. EGUSD’s Measure A tax is collected as a direct levy on property owners’ annual Sacramento County property tax bills. Measure A helps improve every school in the District, including new multipurpose rooms, science labs, libraries, playground equipment, technology and safety measures, as well as modernization at schools over 25 years old. Measure A also contributes seven to 19 percent towards the funding to build new schools. The balance comes from state funds and developer fees.
To receive the discount, qualified people apply directly with EGUSD. Landlords must pass the tax savings on to renters who receive the reduction. People who qualify for the tax reduction must reapply each year, which can be done by phone, mail, or in person. The reduction will not be given without a current application or renewal.
Information and an application may be obtained online at: www.egusd.net/Senior-Tax-Reduction.pdf; or by calling the District’s Facilities and Planning Department at (916) 686-7562, writing Marcia Grambusch at EGUSD Facilities, 9510 Elk Grove-Florin Road, Room 206, Elk Grove, CA 95624, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Elk Grove Unified School District
The Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) is the fifth-largest school district in California located in southern Sacramento County. EGUSD covers 320 square miles and includes 67 schools: 42 elementary schools, nine middle schools, nine high schools, five alternative education schools, an adult school, one charter school and a virtual academy. Offering a multitude of educational programs, including over 70 career-themed academies and pathways within 15 industry sectors, we prepare our students for college and career by supporting them with the means to be creative problem solvers; self-aware, self-reliant, and self-disciplined; technically literate; effective communicators and collaborators; and engaged in the community as individuals with integrity. We integrate rigorous academics with career-based learning and real world workplace experiences and ensure that Every Student is Learning, in Every Classroom, in Every Subject, Every Day to Prepare College, Career and Life Ready Graduates.
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