2010 Nevada Code
Chapter 361 Property Tax
NRS 361.085 Exemption of property of persons who are blind.

NRS 361.085 Exemption of property of persons who are blind.

1. The property of each person who is blind, not to exceed the amount of $3,000 of assessed valuation, is exempt from taxation, including community property to the extent only of the interest therein of the person who is blind, but no such exemption may be allowed to anyone but a bona fide resident of this State, and must be allowed in but one county in this State on account of the same person.

2. The person claiming such an exemption must file with the county assessor an affidavit declaring that the person is a bona fide resident of the State of Nevada who meets all the other requirements for the exemption and that the exemption is not claimed in any other county in this State. The affidavit must be made before the county assessor or a notary public. After the filing of the original affidavit, the county assessor shall mail a form for renewal of the exemption to the person each year following a year in which the exemption was allowed for that person. The form must be designed to facilitate its return by mail by the person claiming the exemption.

3. Upon first claiming the exemption in a county the claimant shall furnish to the assessor a certificate of a licensed physician setting forth that the physician has examined the claimant and has found him or her to be a person who is blind.

4. If any person files a false affidavit or provides false proof to the county assessor or a notary public and, as a result of the false affidavit or false proof, the person is allowed a tax exemption to which the person is not entitled, the person is guilty of a gross misdemeanor.

5. Beginning with the 2005-2006 Fiscal Year, the monetary amount in subsection 1 must be adjusted for each fiscal year by adding to the amount the product of the amount multiplied by the percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index (All Items) from July 2003 to the July preceding the fiscal year for which the adjustment is calculated. The Department shall provide to each county assessor the adjusted amount, in writing, on or before September 30 of each year.

6. As used in this section, "person who is blind" includes any person whose visual acuity with correcting lenses does not exceed 20/200 in the better eye, or whose vision in the better eye is restricted to a field which subtends an angle of not greater than 20.

[Part 1:344:1953; A 1954, 29; 1955, 340]-(NRS A 1959, 90; 1971, 142; 1973, 985; 1989, 714; 1995, 1087; 1999, 2769; 2003, 2750; 2005, 2650; 2007, 1877)

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