§6263. Extension of time for payment upon death of claimant or spouse

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Published: 2015

§6263. Extension of time for payment upon death of claimant or spouse








1. Payment extension. 
If the taxpayer who claimed homestead property tax deferral dies, or if a spouse
who continued the deferral under section 6261 dies, the bureau may extend the time
for payment of the deferred taxes and interest accruing with respect to the taxes
becoming due and payable under section 6260, subsection 2, if:





A. The homestead property becomes property of an individual or individuals:



(1) By inheritance or devise; or





(2) If the individual or individuals are heirs or devisees in the course of settlement
of the estate; [1989, c. 534, Pt. C, §1 (NEW).]













B. An individual or individuals commence occupancy of the property as a principal residence
on or before August 15th of the calendar year following the calendar year of death;
or [1989, c. 534, Pt. C, §1 (NEW).]










C. An individual or individuals make application to the bureau for an extension of
time for payment of the deferred taxes and interest prior to August 15th of the calendar
year following the calendar year of death. [1989, c. 534, Pt. C, §1 (NEW).]







[
1989, c. 534, Pt. C, §1 (NEW)
.]








2. Extension terms. 
Subject to paragraph B, an extension granted under this section shall be for a period
not to exceed 5 years after August 15th of the calendar year following the calendar
year of death. The terms and conditions under which the extension is granted shall
be in accordance with a written agreement entered into by the bureau and the individual
or individuals.


An extension granted under this section shall terminate immediately if:




A. The homestead property is sold or otherwise transferred by any party to the extension
agreement; [1989, c. 534, Pt. C, §1 (NEW).]










B. All of the heirs or devisees who are parties to the extension agreement cease to
occupy the property as a principal residence; or [1989, c. 534, Pt. C, §1 (NEW).]










C. The homestead property, a mobile or floating home is moved out of the State. [1989, c. 534, Pt. C, §1 (NEW).]







[
1989, c. 534, Pt. C, §1 (NEW)
.]








3. Accrued interest. 
During the period of extension, and until paid, the deferred taxes shall continue
to accrue interest in the same manner and at the same rate as provided under section
6255, subsection 3. No interest may accrue upon interest.


[
1989, c. 534, Pt. C, §1 (NEW)
.]





SECTION HISTORY

1989, c. 534, §C1 (NEW).
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