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Posted on: October 8, 2019

2019 Property Taxes due for La Vergne residents

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2019 Property Taxes have been sent out by the City of La Vergne Tax Department.

The tax rate is currently $0.71 per $100 of assessed value. The rate was set by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen when they approved this year’s budget in June. Assessment rates for residential properties are 25% of the appraised value, 40% of the appraised value for commercial properties and 30% of the declared value for personal properties.

Property taxes are due by February 29, 2020. Taxes paid after that date will be charged 1.5% interest each month they are due.

Courtesy property tax bills were sent the first week of October.

Property taxes can be paid by cash, check or money order at City Hall, 5093 Murfreesboro Road. Online payment and payments via debit card are not currently available. Checks and money orders may be left in the City Hall drop box to the left of City Hall’s back entrance.

For questions or assistance contact Tax Specialist Becci Steed at (615) 287-8676 or by emailing bsteed@lavergnetn.gov.

Property Tax Relief Program

Some residents may qualify for the 2019 Property Tax Relief Program.

Applicants must be 65 years old by December 31, 2019 and have a maximum income of $29,860 for the applicant, spouse and all owners of the property.

Disabled Veterans and widow(er)s of disabled veterans may also apply. Applicants may stop by City Hall’s tax department to apply. For more information on whether you qualify for the relief program visit www.lavergnetn.gov/481/Tax-Relief.

Senior Tax Freeze

A new tax freeze is available to La Vergne's senior residents for their 2019 property taxes.

The Tax Freeze program offered through Rutherford County allows qualified homeowners over the age of 65 to “freeze” the tax amount on their property the year they qualify. Applicants must be 65 or older on or before December 31, 2019 to be eligible and the income limit for the applicant, spouse and all others on the deed cannot exceed $42,450 for 2018.

All tax freeze applications must be submitted through the Rutherford County Trustee’s Office. For questions call (615) 898-7705. All applications must be submitted before April 5, 2020 to qualify for the 2019 tax freeze.

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