Reminder to check home exemption

I want to remind all of our homeowners who do not need to file a state tax return that you should check with the county Real Property Tax office to verify if you need to submit your 2016 income tax return in order to continue receiving the home exemption for property taxes.

I believe that our seniors who did not file a 2016 state income tax return might be affected.

I know people who have done a special tax return just to stay qualified.

Please check on your personal property.

Carmen Hulu Lindsey

Maui Office of Hawaiian Affairs trustee