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Sponsors: Reps. Alexander, Henegan and Robinson-Simpson
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Introduced in the House on January 12, 2016
Currently residing in the House Committee on Ways and Means
Summary: Homestead exemption allowance
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 12/3/2015 House Prefiled 12/3/2015 House Referred to Committee on Ways and Means 1/12/2016 House Introduced and read first time 1/12/2016 House Referred to Committee on Ways and Means
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
TO AMEND SECTION 12-37-250, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION ALLOWANCE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A COUNTY SHALL ADJUST A TAXPAYER'S TAX BILL TO AUTOMATICALLY REFLECT THE HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION WHEN THE TAXPAYER REACHES A CERTAIN AGE, AND TO PROVIDE FOR CERTAIN REFUNDS FROM THE COUNTY; AND TO AMEND SECTION 12-43-220, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE PROCEDURE FOR CLAIMING CERTAIN PROPERTY TAX ASSESSMENT RATIOS, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE OWNER-OCCUPANT OF A PROPERTY TO DISCLOSE HIS DATE OF BIRTH WHEN APPLYING FOR A CERTAIN PROPERTY TAX ASSESSMENT RATIO.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 12-37-250 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding subsections to read:
"(K) Notwithstanding any other provision of law relating to the required homestead exemption application process and based upon the person's age provided pursuant to Section 12-43-220(c)(2)(iv)(D), in the first year in which a person becomes eligible for exemption pursuant to subsection (A)(1)(i), the auditor shall award the exemption automatically.
(L) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a person who was otherwise eligible for the homestead exemption but failed to apply is entitled to receive a property tax refund for no more than the five previous years the person was eligible."
SECTION 2. Section 12-43-220(c)(2)(iv) of the 1976 Code is amended by adding a subsubitem to read:
"(D) the owner-occupant's date of birth."
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor and applies to property tax years beginning after 2015. The provisions of Section 12-37-250(L) apply to property tax years beginning after 2015 and any open period less than five years.
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