Amends who qualifies for the property tax homestead circuit breaker under GS 105-277.1B, as follows. No longer requires the owner to be at least 65 years old or totally or permanently disabled; makes conforming changes. Allows a subsequent owner to count the previous owner's ownership and occupancy in order to meet the requirements for owning the property as a permanent residence for at least five consecutive years and occupying the property as a permanent residence for at least five years, if the subsequent owner: (1) is the previous owner's surviving spouse and has not remarried or (2) inherits the property upon the previous owner's death and continues to use the property as a permanent residence. Effective for taxable years beginning on or after July 1, 2021.
Bill S 444 (2021-2022)Summary date: Mar 31 2021 - View summary