If you have not already taken steps to save money in terms of real estate taxes, it is not too late. Maybe you are new to the “Senior” community, or you may be new to the area. In terms of Hanover County, the county has made real estate tax relief available to residents who meet certain criteria. Individuals who are 65 or older and/or have a permanent disability, who have a net worth less than $200,000, and have a combined income of $50,000 are just a few criteria in terms of qualifying for the program. Many households in the Hanover county area have taken advantage of the relief and the average tax savings for 2018 was $1000, which is a great help to those on a fixed income. Applicants are encouraged to apply by March 1, 2019 for the relief to be applied to the first half of taxes which are due June 5, 2019. If you do not reside in Hanover County, you may be asking what the specifics are to your place of residence. Below you will find links to several counties and cities, that can help you find out information specific to you. Happy New Year and happy savings!