Information provided by Sandoval County on 2/20/14
More than 200 Sandoval County taxpayers have benefited from a new provision in state law that makes it easier for low-income elderly and disabled citizens to keep the assessed value of their homes from rising. And the county assessor hopes a series of free workshops will make even more residents aware of this potential benefit.
Under the law, enacted during the 2013 session of the New Mexico Legislature, any senior citizen or disabled person who qualifies for a valuation freeze on their primary residence forthree consecutive years no longer has to make the annual trip to a county assessor’s office to prove they are eligible for that freeze.
After the three-year validation period, the freeze stays in effect until the taxpayer’s situation changes, either through an increase in yearly income or a change in disability status. To qualifyfor the freeze, a taxpayer must be at least 65 years old or disabled, with an annual income of $32,000 or less.
The workshops will take place throughout the month of March at senior centers across thecounty. The schedule is below:
March 3, 2014 10:30 am Bernalillo Senior Center255 Camino Del PuebloBernalillo, NM
March 5, 2014 12:30 pm Jemez Senior Center,8154 Highway 4Jemez Pueblo, NM
March 10, 2014 10:30 am Corrales Senior Center4324-A Corrales Rd.Corrales, NM
March 11, 2014 12:30 pm Placitas Senior Center41 Camino de la HuertasPlacitas, NM
March 12, 2014 11:00 am Cuba Senior Center16-A Cordova St.Cuba, NM
March 28, 2014 1:30 pm Meadowlark Senior Center4330 Meadowlark LaneRio Rancho, NM