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Assistance for Seniors and Disabled Persons

Senior Citizen Exemptions Information (PDF - 289k)
Senior Exemption Program
. This will take you to the Assessors senior tax relief section of the Clark County web site.

Senior and Disabled Deferral Program Information (PDF - 155k)
Senior and Disabled Deferral Program Form (PDF - 474k) to fill out, print and mail back.

List of forms at the Department of Revenue for seniors (links to DOR)

Clark County Senior Tax Work-Off Program
Background: In 1992, Clark County created the Tax Work-Off Program to allow low-income senior citizens and disabled taxpayers the opportunity to work for various Clark County departments at a minimum wage to pay a portion of their property taxes. The program provides employment for a specific number of hours equating half of the taxpayers’ total obligation to Clark County.

Benefits: This program gives participants more control of their economic life in a time of seemingly ever-rising taxes and an opportunity to share some of the knowledge and skills they have accumulated through their life. The participants are given an opportunity to work along side County employees giving them a better understanding of County government.

The program’s benefit to the County is that participants bring years of knowledge, experience, and skill to the job and share this with County employees. 

Who Qualifies: Those senior citizens or disabled taxpayers currently participating in the exemption program and within the lowest-income category and with a total tax obligation of at least $300 qualify for this exemption. Participants work for various County departments at the current minimum wage and may work enough hours to satisfy half of their total tax obligation. Applications are automatically sent out to qualifying participants each year, and as the applications are returned, they are placed in a “pool” in the Clark County Human Resource Department. Participating departments request applications from Human Resources as the need arises for additional department assistance. Clark County uses a temporary employment agency for the payroll process of this program, and participants receive their paychecks directly from the temporary agency rather than the County.

 

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Clark County Treasurer's Office:
Street Address: 1300 Franklin Street, 2nd Floor, Vancouver, WA 98660
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 5000, Vancouver, WA 98666-5000
Main phone: (360) 397-2252 | Fax: (360) 397-6042
Telecommunications Relay Service: (800) 833-6388, then call (360) 397-2445
Office Hours: 8-5 except Wednesday 9-5 | Phone Hours: 9-5
E-mail: treasoff@clark.wa.gov
Responsible Elected Official: Doug Lasher

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