Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Press Release: Low-income disabled citizens added to City’s Utility Tax Rebate program

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Source: http://www.cityoffederalway.com/Attachment.ashx?id=788 (PDF)

Low-income disabled citizens added to City’s Utility Tax Rebate program

Low-income disabled persons can now seek a rebate on their utility taxes thanks to a change in the City of Federal Way’s Utility Tax Rebate Program. Low-income seniors have qualified for the program since its inception in 2003.

The rebate program, which helped about 50 seniors last year, covers the City utility tax on gas, electricity, telephone, cell phones, pagers, garbage/recycling, and cable TV charges. Taxes on wastewater/water charges are not eligible.

Requirements

Low-income seniors: Must be 65 or older and live within city limits. The maximum income set by the federal government for a one-person household is $27,250 and for a two-person household is $31,150. For three people in a household or more, please call the City Clerk’s office, 253.835.2541. Required documents include a tax return or bank statements, and the original utility bills.

Low-income disabled: Disability status for all or part of 2007 must be established by providing one of the following: proof of Social Security disability income, proof of supplemental security income or a physician’s disability certificate. Must live within city limits. Other required documents include a tax return or bank statements, and the original utility bills. Income requirements are the same as the senior category.

Applications are being accepted Jan. 2 through April 30, 2008. They will be available for download on Jan. 2 at www.cityoffederalway.com by clicking on the "Forms and Applications" section; for pickup at City Hall, 33325 8th Ave. S.; or will be mailed to you by request at 253.835.2541.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- December 31, 2007
Linda Farmer, APR -- Communications & Government Affairs Manager -- 253.835.2411 or 253.261.1211
Krystal Roe -- Deputy City Clerk -- 253.835.2541

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