Process for Exemption from School Support Tax
On March 5, 2013, voters in Piedmont passed Measure A, which establishes a School Support Tax. This measure allows the possibility of exemption for those homeowners who reside on their property and qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Homeowners interested in applying for an exemption must apply in person or by mail to the Office of the Superintendent, Piedmont Unified School District, 760 Magnolia Avenue, Piedmont, CA 94611. To apply, homeowners must submit proof of their SSI determination in the form of their annual notification of eligibility sent by the Social Security Administration.
The deadline for application for the 2015-16 fiscal year is 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, 2015.
For any questions regarding this process, please contact the Assistant to the School Superintendent at 510-594-2614.
The language of Measure A, Administration of Tax, Section(d) Parcel Tax Exemptions reads as follows:Homeowners who are residing on their property and qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) may be exempt. This could apply to adults who are blind or otherwise disabled, with limited income and resources, as well as to people 65 years of age and older without disabilities who meet the income limits prescribed by SSI. Individuals seeking such exemption must submit an application to the District, including proof that the individual has been determined to be eligible for SSI by the Social Security Administration, on or before July 1 of each tax year. The District shall provide a list to the Tax Collector on an annual basis, on or before a date established by the Tax Collector of each year, of the parcels which the District has approved for the SSI Exemption, as described herein.