Rutherford County Trustee's Office
 

 

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Historic Courthouse
Room 102
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Phone: (615) 898-7705
Fax: (615) 898-7970

8:00am–4:30pm
Monday to Friday

For more information
please call:
Murfreesboro
(615) 893-5210
Smyrna
(615) 459-2553
LaVergne
(615) 793-3388
Eagleville
(615) 274-2922

State of Tennessee and Rutherford County Senior Tax Freeze InformationTax Freeze Logo


View Tax Freeze 2013 Brochure PDF

What is a tax freeze and how does it work?

A program adopted by Rutherford County in which qualified homeowners age 65 and older can “freeze” the tax due on their property at the amount for the year they qualify.

“If” your property is sold or you no longer qualify for the tax freeze, the property is taxed at the current value and current rate.

If an improvement is made to the property (remodeled/upgraded) on which the tax is frozen, the frozen amount will increase with the added value.

The maximum land area that can be frozen is five (5) acres.

The income limit will be recalculated each year. Reapplication must be made each year to remain in the program.

Tax Freeze only applies to your primary residence.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be 65 or older on or before December 31, 2013
  • Income Limit for applicant, spouse and all others on deed is $39,540 for 2012

Required Documents:

  • 2012 Federal Income Tax Return
  • W-2’s and 1099’s from all sources of income. The same forms used to prepare your tax return. Pensions, Retirement Income, Veterans Benefits, Dividends, etc.
  • 2012 Social Security Benefit Statement
  • Medicare Card or Drivers License
  • Voter registration card or current utility bill
  • Trust (if applicable)
  • Title or Bill of Sale for Mobile Home. Only applies if your primary residence is a mobile home.
  • Death Certificate for Deceased Spouse
  • Once you have these documents call and schedule an appointment.
  • Questions? Please Call (615) 898-7705

Schedule Your Appointment:

Contact the Rutherford County Trustee’s Office to schedule an appointment and discuss all of the documents required.
Phone: (615) 898-7705
Office Hours: Monday–Friday 8:00–4:30

When do I apply?

Application must be made before April 5th, 2014 to qualify for the 2013
property tax freeze. However, you are encouraged to apply early.

Where do I apply?

Rutherford County Trustee’s Office located in the Historic Courthouse in the center of the Murfreesboro Square, Room 102.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Will there be a lien on my property?

No, there is not a lien created as a result of the tax freeze.

Do I have to pay taxes?

Yes, you are still responsible for paying the property taxes due.

Can I freeze multiple properties?

No, only your primary residence is eligible for the tax freeze.

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