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AARP Foundation Property Tax-Aide Helps Older Adults Apply for Property Tax Refund or Credit

AARP Foundation Property Tax-Aide

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AARP Foundation Property Tax-Aide is:

  • Completely free — there's no charge for the service
  • Confidential — we respect and protect your privacy
  • Convenient — appointments with our trained Property Tax-Aide volunteers are in-person, by phone or virtual
  • A time saver — we check your eligibility and complete the application in one appointment
  • AARP membership is not required

In 2019, Property Tax-Aide had 
over 15,000 people served,
­­­­­­with a projected benefit of $7M.


Find Out if You Qualify for a Property Tax Refund or Credit

Residential property tax refund and credit programs exist in nearly every state, including the District of Columbia, but few people know about them or the process to apply may be too complex. AARP Foundation Property Tax-Aide is making it easier for homeowners and, in some cases, renters to apply for property tax refund and credit programs. 

Older adults who take advantage of property tax programs can receive, on average, $1,100 in either tax credits or a direct refund.[1] Some states also offer tax credits for renters, based on the actual amount of rent they paid. You can use the money you save to keep your home well maintained, to pay bills — or to spend on whatever you want.

Property Tax-Aide simplifies the application process with our innovative online tools paired with highly trained Property Tax-Aide Volunteers. Our program volunteers use the screener tool to find out if you're eligible to apply for a property tax refund or credit. If you are eligible, our volunteers then use an application tool to help you complete the appropriate forms and prepare them for filing.


[1] Actual amount for eligible applicants varies by state and determined by each state’s program criteria



“…this will be used to straighten up
my mortgage issues--I’ve fallen behind.”

-- 62-year-old DC homeowner &
Property Tax-Aide Participant

Property Tax-Aide by State

AARP Foundation serves low-income older adults seeking property tax relief in numerous states.

AARP Foundation Property Tax-Aide

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List of AARP Property Tax-Aide Programs by State

District of Columbia

New Hampshire
New Jersey
North Carolina

Interested in learning more about the program? Or want to partner with us to provide Property Tax-Aide to your community? Call 833-263-9014 or send us an email at

Does Your State Offer Property Tax Relief?

Property tax exemptions are administered by your local county assessor’s office. To get current contact information, including phone number, address, website address and access to online applications (where applicable), visit AARP Foundation's Local Assistance Directory. Enter your zip code, and then search for State Property Tax Assistance.