Tax Relief Resolution


Resolution Supporting Amendment to Article II, Section 28 of the Constitution of the State of Tennessee

WHEREAS, Blount County wishes to support tax relief for our senior citizens; and,

WHEREAS, the State of Tennessee has placed on the ballot for the November 7, 2006 General Election the following question:

"Shall Article II, Section 28 of the Constitution of the State of Tennessee be amended by inserting the following language immediately after the fourth paragraph: By general law, the legislature may authorize the following program of tax relief: (a) The legislative body of any county or municipality may provide by resolution or ordinance that: Any taxpayer who is sixty-five (65) years of age or older and who owns residential property as the taxpayer’s principal place of residence shall pay taxes on such property in an amount not to exceed the maximum amount of tax on such property imposed at the time of the ordinance or resolution is adopted: (1) Any taxpayer who reaches the age of sixty-five (65) after the time the ordinance of resolution is adopted, who owns residential property as the taxpayer’s principal place of residence, shall thereafter pay taxes on such property in an amount not to exceed the maximum amount of tax on such property imposed in the tax year in which such taxpayer reaches age sixty-five (65); and (2) Any taxpayer who is sixty-five (65) years of age or older, who purchases residential property as the taxpayer’s principal place of residence after the taxpayer’s sixty-fifth birthday, shall pay taxes in an amount not to exceed the maximum amount of tax imposed on such property in the tax year in which such property is purchased."

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Blount County legislative body that we do hereby support the aforementioned constitutional amendment supporting tax relief for our senior citizens.

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