"Over 65" Exemption Filing Deadline Extended

By Scott Sarvay

June 18, 2010 Updated Dec 29, 2008 at 6:18 PM EST

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - Long lines of senior citizens trying to register for a new tax exemption at the Allen County Auditor's Office have prompted an extension of the filing deadline.

Close to a hundred people stood in line mid-morning this Monday to file for the new "Over 65" Circuit Breaker Property Tax Exemption.

The deadline that was supposed to be New Year’s Eve, has now been delayed to January 7th.

The tax break means senior taxpayers who meet income guidelines will not see their property tax bill go up more than two percent over the previous year's bill.

Allen County Taxpayer Ronald Dunn says, " I said I better get down here and get it done. Save a little money. 65 you're getting old."

Another taxpayer Marilyn Wiedman said, "Brings us all down here, because seniors save money. We don't have any money, so we have to save it."

The deadline to file for all other property tax exemptions remains December 31st.

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