Senior Citizen and Teacher Property Tax (Watch)

Senior Citizen and Teacher Property Tax (Watch)

HB 269 (Bush) prohibits tax collectors from including on forms, assessing or collecting certain charges on property tax bills for low-income seniors and public-school teachers who meet certain requirements. The bill also prohibits tax collectors to authorize a debt collection entity to collect certain charges on property tax bills for those identified groups and prohibits tax collectors from selling tax certificates on certain properties if only outstanding amounts due are for delinquent payment of property tax. The bill requires the Department of Revenue to work with tax collectors to identify mechanisms, strategies and funding sources for helping certain populations pay for delinquent charges. (Hughes)