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December 16, 2012

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Page 28 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 Asses- Etched Glassware Southwest Motif Absolutely Beautiful! Quiet Times 90 E. Main St., Quartzsite 928-927-8081 • • • • • • • December 19, 2012 BUYING 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 Hi Ally Swap Meet ~ Front Row Main St., Quartzsite sor's Office 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 qualifications for the tax relief program. You may call our office at (928) 669-6165 for additional information packet. A copy of the spouses' death certificate must be on file with the County Recorders office. When the Assessor reviews the document on file, 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 identifications, 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 Nails Jo by come in and see what's new! Introducing "Finger Candy" with lots of colors and shapes! Add Sparkle to your Nails and Toes for the Holidays We continue to offer Acrylics, Gel Polish by OPI and Pedicures. Make your appointment today! Corner of Moon Mt. & Cowell • Quartzsite • 928-927-5400 a household 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 confidential. 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 figures 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 Office 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. New Christmas Room Quiet Times in Quartzsite has dedicated a whole room to the Spirit of Christmas! Owner, Martine Sovocool spent hours this fall decorating the room and filling it with delightful treats for the senses. There are comfy chairs to sit and take it all in. It's a must see while visiting Quartzsite this year! Quiet Times is located at 90 E. Main St. Thrift Store hours The Quartzsite Community Thrift Store winter hours are 9am to 1pm Monday through Saturday. Come in and enjoy the great Christmas display of items you might need for the holidays! The Thrift Store is located right behind Silly Al's Pizza on W. Main Street, Quartzsite. AWC offers Academic courses Arizona Western College (AWC) Quartzsite Learning Center offers Academic Courses Registration Going on Now! New Semester Begins January 2013 Classes Include: Anthropology, Art History, Comparative World Religions, Computer Information Systems, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Development, English, Ethics, Fitness for Life, History, Math, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish *Courses Vary by Semester Call or stop by and see us: AWC Quartzsite, 695 N Kofa Ave. Call 928-927-8299 Quality, Friendly, Personal, Cost-effective Service for ALL Your RV Needs! DOMETIC Recall Updates RV & TOW WIRING SERVICE & REPAIR Call for Appt. FACTORY AUTHORIZED MOBILE RV SPECIALIST since 1988 Redmond, OR & AZ 541-974-4469

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