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Harnett County Tax Department is accepting applications for tax relief programs

Monday, March 18, 2024

The Harnett County Tax Department is currently accepting property tax exclusion applications for elderly/disabled persons and disabled veterans.

Each year from January 1 – June 1, the Tax Department accepts applications for individuals to receive property tax relief for their permanent residence where the residence is occupied by the qualifying owner.

The Tax Department is offering two types of tax relief programs:

  1. Homestead exemption for senior citizens or disabled persons-

As of January 1st, of the tax year, elderly persons over age 65 and disabled persons with an income of less than $36,700 may apply. The exclusion amount is the greater of $25,000 or 50% of the appraised value of the residence. The relief program is subject to income and/or disability statement verification.

  1. Homestead exemption for disabled veterans-

As of January 1st, of the tax year, a disabled veteran who has served in any branch of the Armed Forces may have the first $45,000 of appraised value excluded from taxation. The applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Honorable discharge or under honorable conditions
  • Applicant has received benefits for a disability.
  • Certification from the Office of Veterans Affairs.
  • Service-connected 100% permanent and total disability.

A one-time application is required for either type of tax relief program. Documentation for proof of income and/or disability is also required, and applications must be submitted by June 1, 2024.

“Qualified individuals for these programs can benefit by receiving tax relief on their residential tax bill each year,” said Christine Wallace, Harnett County Tax Administrator. “Please share this information with your family, friends, or neighbors, that may benefit from this program.”

For more information regarding tax relief programs, visit or contact the Tax Department at 910-893-7520.

Harnett County is one of the fastest growing counties in North Carolina with approximately 140,000 residents. Harnett's tagline of "Strong Roots, New Growth," describes a county in transition, one that values its rural agricultural heritage while also embracing new growth and industry. Harnett County is optimally located just between North Carolina's capital city of Raleigh and the internationally recognized Research Triangle Park to the north, and the nation's largest military installation in Fort Liberty to the south. 

For more information, contact Community Relations Director, Desiree Patrick at or 910-893-7555.


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