Edinburg City Council approves City of Edinburg COVID-19 Property Tax Relief Exemption
In an effort to assist Edinburg homeowners with financial relief during the coronavirus pandemic, the Edinburg City Council unanimously approved the City of Edinburg COVID-19 Property Tax Relief Exemption. The measure allows homeowners who qualify for homestead exemption to save an additional $5,000 on the property value they pay taxes on.
“People are facing real financial hardships during this pandemic. The City Council wants to do what we can to ease the burden on our local homeowners,” said Edinburg Mayor Richard Molina. “People have lost their jobs and are struggling to pay their mortgages. They have enough to worry about. We hope providing some tax relief will help everyone as they get back on their feet.”
The City of Edinburg has committed close to $800,000 to offer this tax relief to its residents.
Residents who already have Homestead Exemption status don’t need to do anything to receive the savings. You can check your status by visiting www.hidalgoad.org.
Click on “Property Search” and enter your address.
If you see ‘HS’ under the exemption category, no further action is needed. Residents can apply for homestead exemption by downloading forms now at http://www.hidalgoad.org/forms/50-114.pdf . Forms and all supporting documentation should be submitted to the Hidalgo County Appraisal District for consideration beginning in January, 2021.