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December 5, 2012

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December 5, 2012 Assessor���s Corner Series 2 of 7 Widow and Widower Property Tax Exemptions ATTENTION WIDOWS AND WIDOWERS, the La Paz County Assessor will be accepting applications for Property Tax Exemption for Widow and Widowers, between the months of January 1 and March 1 of 2013. The applications for Widows and Widowers are available at the County Assessor���s Of���ce in the County in which your property is located. If you are an established and permanent resident of Arizona; have titled ownership on property to be exempted and have limited income. Then you may want to review the quali���cations for the tax relief program. You may call our of���ce at (928) 669-6165 for additional information packet. A copy of the spouses��� death certi���cate must be on ���le with the County Recorders of���ce. When the Assessor reviews the document on ���le, the usual residence, city and state; marital status; recording date, will play a factor in our decision. Or, if you were a resident of Arizona prior to January 1, 1969. If you remarry, you no longer qualify for the exemption. Residency is the other deciding factor of qualifying. All your identi���cations, voter registrations, and vehicles, etc., must be Arizona registered at least one year prior to your application. If the issue date is less than that, then you must wait another year to apply. Unfortunately, you have to meet all deciding factors before we can approve your application. Income is another one. There is an income guideline on the amount of taxable income a house- hold is allowed to make. This means everyone that has income, which lives in your home, must report their income to the Assessor. Keep in mind, that the information that we receive is con���dential. The amount of taxable income varies, depending whether children reside in the household or not. For example: If children under the age of 18 reside with you, or a disabled child over 18 resides with you, then the amount you are able to make in taxable income is $36,009.00 (2013) but not to exceed that amount. If you have no children in the household, then the taxable income cannot exceed $30,009.00 (2013). These ���gures are recalculated each year, so heads up in 2014 if you don���t qualify this up and coming year. Did you know, that if you qualify, and you have excess or left over exemption after the Assessor applies it to the property, you may apply the excess exemption to the Vehicle License Tax of your vehicles. But, you must be a titled owner of the vehicle and it must be registered in the State of Arizona. During the Property Tax Exemption application period, the La Paz County Assessor���s Of���ce visits some of the outlying areas for your convenience and we notify our taxpayers through the media, radio, public announcement, cable, and post cards. Please take advantage of this service and watch for announcements during the Holiday season and throughout the application period. For additional information contact: La Paz County Assessor, 1112 Joshua Ave, Suite 204, Parker, Arizona 85344, and Phone: 928-669-6165. Again our hours are from 7:00 AM thru 6:00 PM, Monday thru Thursday. Page 29 ���The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.��� ��� Friedrich Nietzsche Holiday baskets It���s that time of year again to begin thinking of the holidays. Let���s all chip in together and make it a thankful holday for families in our area. Drop boxes are located at many locations around Quartzsite. Give a little and share a lot. Please drop off food donations to the Food Bank Tuesday or Thursday mornings from 8am - noon. The Food Bank is located on Moon Mountain just north of the Senior Center. WE���RE BACK @ Main St. Laundromat Wash the dog, & the clothes! HOLLYWOOD PETS Mobile Grooming Professionally groomed by Robin Barbour BUYING Award winning groomer! 23 years experience! ��� ��� ��� ��� ��� ��� ��� Old Costume Jewelry Old Fountain Pens Silver & Gold Coins Sterling Silverware Gold Filled Jewelry Old Watches Gold & Silver Jewelry Any Condition ��� Gold Nuggets ��� Dental Gold Pamper your pet in our state-of-the-art fully mobile grooming parlor Best Rates in Town! Hi Ally Swap Meet ~ Front Row 218-426-5317 Main St., Quartzsite VFW Post 769 VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS 120 S. Palo Verde Quartzsite, AZ 928-927-7697 UPCOMING ACTIVITIES Monday Night Football Thursday Burger Night Friday Fish Fry Saturday meals start Dec. 1 w/Ralph Martin on Tub B ass! Paul played concerts & clubs for 25 years (1965-1990) as ���Sweet Pie��� to 1 1/2 million folks in the northeast states & across Canada. He recorded an LP in 1971 & has a CD & DVD available at his show. Paul started performing again August, 2010. VFWR meeting Dec.8th at 8242 at 1300 KSU from Post 769 at 1100 Comrades Meeting 1st Saturday 9am VFW Riders meeting 1st Saturday of the month at 2PM Mens Auxiliary Meeting: 1st Tuesday 6pm Ladies Auxiliary Meeting: 1st Tuesday 6:30pm, Senior Center House Committee meeting: CHECK CALENDAR This is a smoking establishment ��� Members & Guests Only for Alcohol Service

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