If you own property in Yakima you pay taxes. The property taxes you pay are the main source of revenue for local governments. A tax assessments determines the value of your property. It's that time of year again.

TAX ASSESSMENTS ARE ARRIVING IN MAILBOXES IN THE COUNTY

Tax assessments are arriving in the mail for property owners in Yakima County. Many property owners will notice an increase in the value of the property given the hot real estate market during the COVID-19 pandemic. Even if you've paid off your mortgage, you will still get a property tax bill. No matter what kind of home you own you can expect to pay property taxes.

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IF YOU ARE A SENIOR YOU MAY QUALIFY FOR AN EXEMPTION

If you're a senior you may want to know about a program called senior exemption. If you qualify it could help you with your tax bill. County Assessor Dave Cook says there are 3 requirements that qualify you for an exemption in some property taxes. You must be living in the house where you claim the exemption, must be at least 61-years-old and your household income must be $40,000 or less.

CALL THE ASSESSORS OFFICE TODAY FOR MORE INFORMATION

If you'd like more information about senior exemption contact the Yakima County Assessors Office. If you'd like more information about senior exemption contact the Yakima County Assessors Office. For more information or for answers to your questions contact the assessors office at 574 1100.

Don't miss our conversation with Dave Cook at 7:45AM Tuesday on KIT.

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