Northwest NEWS

July 16, 2001

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Bothell increases income level for rebate

The city of Bothell offers utility tax rebates to eligible seniors and citizens with disabilities. This program is open to those who are at least 62 years of age as of July 1, 2000, or have proof of disability; can provide utility bill copies paid from July 1, 2000, to June 30, 2001; resides within Bothell city limits; and have the total disposable income of less than $25,250 between an individual, spouse and any co-tenants for the previous year.
   The maximum rebate is $50 per household for 12 months between July 1, 2000, and June 30, 2001.
   "The is exciting news about the 2001 program is that the income level was increased from $18,000 to $25,250 which allows more customers to be eligible," said Bothell Finance Director Ilene Frisch. "We want our citizens to know about this new change and hope that many may benefit from it."
   Proof of income is required to qualify for the rebate such as a 2000 Tax Form 1040 or all documents related to income such as Social Security statements and pension; interest statements are accepted. Proof of income must be attached to the application.
   Citizens can apply for the utility tax rebate by filling out an application on or before December 31, 2001.
   Applications are available at Bothell City Hall (18305 101st Avenue NE) or by calling the Bothell Finance Department at (425) 486-6250, Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.