Property Tax Assistance Program
The Senior Citizen Property Tax Assistance Program of Franklin County (PTAP) is a not-for-profit organization with an endowment fund through the Columbus Foundation which has as its purpose, the collection and distribution of funds to assist needy senior citizens and disabled individuals in the payment of their property taxes. These funds are to be provided for tax payments on an emergency basis only.
Criteria for Assistance
Age 60+ or disabled.
"Disabled" to be defined as a person who is unable to engage in any substantial gainful employment or activity because of a physical or mental impairment that is expected to last for an extended period of time. Applicant should be receiving or has applied for disability payments such as SSI, SSD, VA etc.
Income eligibility to be based on 150% of the Federal Basic Needs Standard:
- Income is based on household income; all persons living in the house to be counted.
- Liquid assets such as checking, savings, CD's, IRA's, stocks, Bonds, etc. will be considered in the application process.
- Homeowner to own only one (1) property and must reside in the property.
- Homeowners name should be on the deed, however, there may be exceptions determined on a case-by-case basis.
- The program is to assist 60 plus year old senior citizens or disabled homeowners on a one-time basis. However, if applicant has a history of property tax delinquency, assistance will be determined on a case-by-case basis.