The Washington State Legislature has passed ESSB 5160. The new law increases the income thresholds for qualifying Senior Citizens and Disabled Persons in the Property Tax Exemption and Property Tax Deferral Programs. Under the new legislation, the 2019 qualifying annual combined gross income (including Social Security, some deductions may apply) for the Exemption Program is $42,043 or less, and $40,000 for 2015 to 2018 prior years. Qualifying income for the Deferral Program increased to $48,511 or less, and $45,000 for 2015 to 2018 prior years. See Information.