Property tax relief increases sharply

More property owners in Grand County who qualify as low-income received a break on their taxes in 2019, according to Chris Kauffman, Grand County treasurer.

Kauffman presented abatements to the Grand County Council for approval at the Jan. 21 meeting and stated that 2019 low-income tax relief was up by 26 percent.

According to Kauffman, the increase is due to increased advertising and outreach to property owners. “Our goal is to provide relief to everyone who qualifies” said Kauffman “and because more than half of the amount is refunded by the State, the tax relief has very little impact on other Grand County taxpayers.”

Property owners earning less than $34,200 per year and meeting another qualification (over age 64, disabled, widow/widower, extreme hardship) may qualify.

For more information, contact the Treasurer’s Office 435-259-1338 for more information.