Exemptions from the property tax and leasehold excise tax

Nonprofit organizations may be eligible for an exemption (pdf) from both the property tax and the leasehold excise tax. Typical organizations receiving the exemption are schools, churches, social service agencies, hospitals and child care organizations. To apply for a nonprofit organization exemption, you must file an application with the Department of Revenue's Property Tax Division.

Sole proprietors also may be eligible for a property tax exemption on $3,000 of their personal property's assessed value. To request this exemption, check the "head of household" box on the personal property tax affidavit you file with the county assessor. The assessor will determine if you qualify.