Legislation and Laws

Bill:

Homestead Deduction Equity Act of 2012

Introduced: September 19, 2012

Introduced by: Muriel Bowser

To amend Title 47 of the District of Columbia Official Code to defer for one year any delinquent real property tax owed as a result of an erroneous or improper homestead deduction pursuant to D.C. Official Code ยงยง 47-850, 47-850.01, and 47-863, which the Mayor, in the Mayor’s discretion, determines was made in good faith, and to apply retroactively the 50% homestead deduction in computing real property tax owed by homeowners to the first day of the tax year regardless of the date on which the eligible property owner applied; provided, that the applicant was otherwise eligible for the deduction during the first half of the tax year.