Here’s one way to save on property taxes

By now, most people have noticed a slight financial dent to their paychecks thanks to lawmakers who allowed payroll taxes to jump back up to 6.2 percent from 4.2 percent for all Americans.

You’re not getting that money back.

However, you may be able to save money on your property taxes, but you need to act fast.

Time is running out for York County property owners who haven’t applied for a property tax reduction under the state’s Taxpayer Relief Act.

The deadline to apply for the Homestead/Farmstead Exclusion program is March 1.

To qualify, a homeowner must submit an application designating a property as a homestead, meaning it is the homeowner’s primary place of residence.

Farm owners can also apply for farmstead status, which indicates their farm serves as a primary residence.

Accepted applicants will be eligible for a reduction in their 2013 school property taxes. Reduction amounts vary by school district.

People can call the county’s assessment office at 771-9232 to determine if their property is currently in the program.

Applications are available at the county’s assessment office at 28 E. Market St. in York , or can be printed from the county’s website.

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