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Homestead Declarations and
Property Tax Adjustments

DECEASED HOMEOWNER
An estate may file a Homestead Declaration on behalf of a deceased homeowner if the property was the decedent's homestead at the time of death and, from the date of death through the next April 1, the property is held by the estate of the decedent and not
rented.

An estate cannot make a Property Tax Adjustment Claim on behalf of a deceased Homeowner. If a Homeowner files a property tax adjustment claim but dies prior to April 1, the estate must withdraw the claim (Form HS-122W) and repay any adjustment issued. If a Homeowner dies on or after April 1 after filing a timely property tax adjustment claim, the commissioner may pay the adjustment to the town on behalf of another member of the household with ownership interest.

A surviving spouse or civil union partner who owns and lives in the homestead and meets the eligibility requirements can become the Homeowner.

 

 

File your Homestead Declaration and Property Tax Adjustment Online

More Information:
-2014 Adjustment worksheet
- Amending
- Buying & Selling Property
- Confidentiality
- Deceased Homeowner
- Definitions
- Delinquent Property Taxes
- Eligibility Requirements
- Extension of Time to File
- General Information
- Household Income
- Incomplete Filings
- Late Filing
- New Construction
- Nonresidential Use
- Offset of Adjustment
- Ownership Situations
- School District Codes
- SPAN
- Special Situations

 
Vermont Department of Taxes, 133 State Street, Montpelier, Vermont 05633-1401