SENIOR CITIZEN PARCEL TAX EXEMPTION
SSI Parcel Tax Exemption Form 2014-2015
Exemption forms are due June 30th each year. *If you currently receive the tax exemption, it is automatically renewed each year.
NOTICE OF THE WEST CONTRA COSTA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
REGARDING THE PARCEL TAX SENIOR EXEMPTION
An exemption from the school district’s parcel tax is available to eligible senior citizens who reside in property they own in the territory of the school district, as follows: "An exemption shall be granted annually on any single family residential parcel or multi-family dwelling unit owned by one or more persons 65 years of age or older who occupies said parcel or unit as a principal residence, upon annual application to the District for exemption."
Property owners who previously qualified for the senior exemption are NOT required to renew their eligibility annually. Property owners who wish to request a tax exemption for the 2013-2014 fiscal year must complete and return the form (and supporting documentation) to SCI, Attn: WCCUSD Exemption, 4745 Mangels Blvd., Fairfield, CA 94534. New senior exemption forms for property owners who may be eligible but did not apply in a previous year, are also available on our website or by contacting SCI at (800) 273-5167.
If you received your tax exemption in the 2012-2013 fiscal year and are still the homeowner and currently reside at the same address, you do not need to renew your tax exemption, it will automatically be renewed.
If you sold your home and purchased a new home, you must re-file for a Senior Citizen Parcel Tax Exemption for the new property.
If your tax form is not received on time (by June 30th), it will not be processed for the current year. It will be held for the following year. Please note that the deadline to apply for the Senior Citizen Tax Exemption is June 30th, each year.
Measure D/November 2008 Election
To improve education, including reading, writing, math and science, retain quality teachers and counselors, support libraries, computer training and athletic programs, prepare students for college and the workforce, maintain reduced class sizes, maintain school cleanliness and protect against state budget cuts, shall the West County Unified School District renew it existing parcel tax for 5 years, keeping the current rate, with revenue staying at local schools, no funds to administrator salaries, an exemption for seniors and independent citizen oversight.
On November 6, 2012, the voters of the West Contra Costa County Unified School District approved Measure G. Measure G will renew the existing parcel tax, Measure D, for five years. The money collected is used to protect small class sizes, retain excellent teachers, avoid further reductions in essential educational programs, and maintain the quality of education in the West Contra Costa Unified School District schools. Measure G allows for a "SSI Exemption" for any Parcel of Taxable Real Property owned and occupied by Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients.