Payment Assistance

In Washington State there are more than a dozen tax relief programs available for qualifying home owners. In Clark County the majority of programs are managed by the Clark County Assessor, including the senior exemption and deferral program. You can view each of these programs by clicking here. The Treasurer's Office does offer payment plans and a one-time foreclosure avoidance penalty and interest waiver for low income home owners as defined in state law.

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Senior and Persons with Disabilities and Other Tax Relief Programs

Seniors and Persons with Disabilities Tax Exemptions and other tax relief programs are available and are handled by the Clark County Assessor's Office.

If you are 61 years of age and meet specific qualifications, you may be eligible for a property tax exemption. Click the button below to find out if you qualify or to obtain more information from the Assessor’s office.

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Property Tax Deferral Program

If you are 60 years of age and meet specific requirements, you may qualify for the Property Tax Deferral program offered by the Washington State Department of Revenue.  Click the button below to find out if you qualify, or to obtain more information from the Assessor’s Office.

Assistance

Payment Assistance Offered by the Treasurer

2021 Property Tax Deferral for Businesses with Real Property

The Treasurer’s Office is no longer accepting applications for 2021 property tax deferral for businesses with real property who were financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. This program was a result ESHB 1332 which was signed into law on April 16, 2021. Requests for deferral closed on April 30, 2021. If granted a deferral, applicants must agree to the terms and conditions of a payment plan with the Clark County Treasurer's Office.

If you have questions, email taxrequests@clark.wa.gov.

To qualify a business must:

  • Demonstrate a loss of at least 25% of revenue for calendar year 2020 compared to calendar year 2019.
  • A deferral must be requested from the county treasurer on forms developed by the Department of Revenue.
  • Penalties and interest are not to be applied to taxes due under the deferral payment plan so long as the terms of the payment plan are fully met.
  • An owner of real property receiving a deferral must pass on the entire benefit to a tenant or sublessee if the tenant or sublessee is required by the lease or other contract to pay the property tax expense of the owner.
  • A request for a deferral must have been made by April 30, 2021, and applicants must certify, under penalty of perjury, that the information in a request is true and correct.

Important Note: This program is not available for residential property, personal property, or non-business-related real property accounts.

Current Year Payment Agreement

If you are unable to make your current year payments due by the deadline, payment agreements are available that can help you avoid the assessment of the penalties assessed in June and December (1% monthly interest will apply).  Please contact taxrequests@clark.wa.gov to apply.

Installment Payments 

The Treasurer’s Office accepts partial payments if a full payment can't be paid. The partial payment is applied to the oldest balance unless otherwise instructed (1% interest and standard June & December penalties apply).  Although partial payments can reduce the amounts due and slow the accrual of interest, delinquent property taxes are subject to the payment deadlines as stated in RCW 84.56.020 and RCW 84.64

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Interest & Penalty Waivers for Income-Qualified Individuals Facing Tax Foreclosure or Distraint

If your primary residence is subject to tax foreclosure or distraint and your income meets requirements as outlined in RCW 84.36.381(5)(a), you may be eligible for a one-time waiver of outstanding interest and penalty on delinquent taxes.  Other restrictions may apply to this waiver.  Please contact taxrequests@clark.wa.gov to discuss your options with a tax specialist. 

Other Resources

For foreclosure prevention, housing counseling and/or legal assistance, contact the Washington Homeownership Resource Center (WHRC) at 877.594.4663.

The Washington State Coronavirus Response page includes additional resources for those affected by the COVID-19 emergency:  https://coronavirus.wa.gov/business-workers

 

Additional resources for businesses affected by the pandemic may be available at:

https://www.vancouverusa.com/covid-19-grant-program

http://www.credc.org/covid19businessresources