Q1: How can I tell if I am receiving the Cooperative Homestead Deduction?
A: Please contact your Cooperative Management Company and/or Representative who provides the annual certification to OTR annually.
Q3: How do I apply for the Cooperative Homestead/ Senior/Disabled and Trash Credit relief?
A: OTR provides an application packet directly to the Cooperative Management Company and/or Representative to identify eligible shareholders within the Cooperative Housing Building. Please contact your Management Company and/or Representative.
Q4: What is a cooperative housing association?
A: A “Cooperative Housing Association” means an association, whether incorporated or unincorporated, organized for the purpose of owning and operating residential real property in the District of Columbia, the shareholders or members of which, by reason of their ownership of a stock or membership certificate, a proprietary lease or other evidence of membership, are entitled to occupy a dwelling unit pursuant to the terms of a proprietary lease or occupancy agreement. In other words, the cooperative housing association owns the building, and the shareholders/members reside in the individual units.
Q5: Can something other than a Social Security number be used for Cooperative Senior/Disabled tax relief applications?
A: No. A Social Security number is required.
Q6: If an applicant occupies two units in a cooperative building, can the applicant get the tax relief for both units?
A: No. Only one homestead tax benefit is granted per household. Similarly, only one senior/disabled benefit is granted per household.
Q8: Can your cooperative housing tax benefit be cancelled and if so, will you be contacted directly?
A: Yes. Please contact the Cooperative Management Company and/or Representative who will then notify OTR of any cancellation needs.
Q9: How much tax refund can I receive back for the Senior/Disabled tax relief? Do I get it all at once or monthly?
A: Please contact the Cooperative Management Company and/or Representative for your refund amount.
Q10. How do I know if I qualify for the trash credit?
A: The Cooperative Management Company and/or Representative provides the trash collection invoice to OTR during the annual Cooperative Homestead reconfirmation submission.
Q11. How do I know I am receiving the trash credit?
A: The trash credit is applied to the real property taxes, based on the submission received during the Cooperative Homestead reconfirmation. Please contact the Cooperative Management Company and/or Representative for additional information.
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