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Contact Information for Parcel Tax Exemptions

If you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact:

Pam Coppel at 408-522-2219 or pam_coppel@fuhsd.org

Parcel Tax

Parcel Tax Exemptions/Refunds

Please remember that property tax bills should arrive at your home in October.  If you qualify for a Senior Citizen Exemption and have not yet applied for one, please remember that you must have a copy of your 2014-15 Property Tax bill prior turning in your exemption application. If you would like a refund, keep in mind you must pay your bill first before coming to the District Office to request your refund. Please  read below for more information.

Optional Exemptions and Refunds

Optional Exemptions from the $98 Fremont Union High School District (FUHSD) Parcel Tax are available to senior citizens (65 years or older) who own and occupy, as a principal residence, a parcel and apply to the District for exemption. Senior citizens who did not apply for an exemption and have paid the tax in full for the current tax year may apply for a refund.


TO APPLY FOR A REFUND FOR THE 2014-15 FISCAL YEAR

  •  Apply in person in the Business Office and bring:
  1. Proof of birth (drivers license, passport, birth certificate or Medicare card)
  2. Your property tax bill
  • If you would prefer to apply by mail, please include the above information as well as the Refund Application Form and mail to the address on the refund form.

The deadline for filing for a refund is June 30.  Therefore, no refunds will be made for the 2014-15 fiscal year after June 30, 2015.  

Please click on the following link to download a refund application (you can complete the form on on-line before saving and printing):

PARCEL TAX REFUND/EXEMPTION APPLICATION

 


FILE FOR AN EXEMPTION  FROM THE PARCEL TAX FOR THE 2014-15 FISCAL YEAR (FIRST TIME ONLY)

Beginning February 1, 2015, you may apply in person at the District Office in the Business Services Department, which is located at 589 W. Fremont Avenue, Sunnyvale, between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:00 pm weekdays.

You must bring:

  1. Proof of birth (drivers license, passport, birth certificate or Medicare card)
  2. Proof of residence (drivers license, utility bill, property tax bill, or Social Security Card)
  3. Most recent property tax bill with Assessor's Parcel Number (APN#)

If you would prefer to apply by mail, please include the above information as well as the Exemption Application Form and mail to the address on the exemption form.

Complete your exemption application for next year by June 30, 2015.

Please click on the following link to download an application (you can complete the form on on-line before saving and printing):

PARCEL TAX REFUND/EXEMPTION APPLICATION

General Information

On November 2, 2004, voters approved a special Parcel Tax assessment of $98 per parcel for six years.  In 2010, voters approved a 6-year extension of the parcel tax, keeping the $98 tax assessment. The tax is assessed against each parcel of taxable land in the District. A parcel is defined as any unit of land in the District that receives a separate tax bill from the Santa Clara County Assessor's Office. Any property that would otherwise be exempt from property taxes will also be exempt from the qualified special tax.

Parcel Tax funds allow Fremont Union High School District (FUHSD) to preserve core academic classes, maintain qualified and experienced teachers and school employees and to continue programs that help our students qualify for college.

Exemption Renewal


DO I NEED TO RENEW MY 2014-15 EXEMPTION?

NO! Your exemption is renewed automatically. 

There is no action needed on your part if you want to continue to receive the exemption. The District will send a letter to all exempted Seniors in April to verify that they still want to continue to be exempted.  ONLY those that want to end their exemption will need to respond.