The law that established the TV District tax assessment has a provision for exemption from the tax.
The District Board will apply a properly completed exemption form to the year it is filed plus two years after that (exempt for 3 years). Remember, if your situation changes and you start using antenna television, you should contact the District to be added to the assessment rolls. If you get a billing in a future year, please file the exemption form again if applicable.
Following are the qualifying reasons for an exemption:
Call the District (509) 322-0333 if you want us to test for the signal.
There are 3 ways to file an exemption request:
Some owners of property within the District have opted to pay the TV tax even though they subscribe to a private cable or satellite service, or do not use a television on the property. Those who pay the tax even though they would qualify for an exemption do so because they feel it is important to maintain this public utility. If you have previously filed an exemption and would like to nullify it and resume paying the TV tax, please contact the District secretary at 509.322.3970 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you prefer to claim an exemption from the tax but would like to make a tax-deductible contribution to the District, the IRS does allow deductions for this kind of donation (please check with your tax preparer.)
Television Reception District #1 of Okanogan County | PO Box 111 | Okanogan, WA 98840