Washington, D.C. Office of Tax and Revenue Homestead Unit Suspending Processing Of Homestead Applications

The division of the DC Office of Tax and Revenue that processes homestead, senior, and disabled applications (FP-100) has announced that, as of July 17, 2019, it will suspend the processing of applications, grant benefits, and tax account adjustments. This action was “taken to meet a demanding billing timeline to reconcile tax accounts” associated with the upcoming 2019 second half tax year billing.

It is anticipated that the office will resume normal processing on August 16, 2019, but that it may take up to 45 days for accounts to be “updated and a corrected tax bill mailed.” One can predict that “corrective bills” may result In duplicate payment by lenders (resulting in negative escrows) or a requirement that homeowners or lenders may need to endure the refund process if a higher amount (sans homestead deduction) was paid.

Inquiries about this adjustment should be directed to homestead@dc.gov.

This summary is not intended to contain legal advice or to be an exhaustive update. If you have any questions regarding the Washington, D.C. Office of Tax and Revenue, please contact Roy L. Kaufmann at Jackson & Campbell, P.C.