Homeowners 55 and older who earn $31,300 or less are eligible for a refund of up to $700 under the Homestead Property Tax Refund Act.
You must also meet one of the following requirements:
Additionally, 50 percent of Social Security benefits will be excluded from the definition of income for the purposes of qualifying for the program, resulting in additional property tax relief for seniors.
- 55 years of age or older
- Blind or disabled
- Have a dependent child under 18 who lived with you all year whom you claim as a personal exemption
A property tax refund is available for homeowners 65 or older with a household income of $17,700 or less in 2011 under the Safe Senior Program. The refund is 75% or the property taxes paid. Those who claim this refund cannot claim a Homestead refund.
A homeowner with a residence valued at more than $350,000 or more is prohibited from participating in the program. Call (877) 526-7738 or (785) 296-2365 for property tax details or click here.