Fortunato bill would provide added property tax relief seniors

OLYMPIA… Sen. Phil Fortunato has introduced legislation that would provide older senior citizens with much-needed property-tax relief.

“Seniors are being taxed out of their homes,” said Fortunato, R-Auburn. “They have worked hard for the homes they own; at some point in time seniors have paid enough taxes.”

Senate Bill 5535 would provide seniors over the age of 80 an exemption from property taxes on their homes.

Fortunato added, “the goal here is to allow seniors to stay in their homes as long as possible. They should not have to choose between paying a property tax or meeting their basic needs.”