The Kansas’ Department of Revenue (DOR) releases an updated information on the Homestead Refund program. Read and find out what you need to know about the tax relief program.
A homestead is a house, a mobile or a manufactured home that is subject to property taxes homeowners are obliged to pay. The Homestead Refund is a tax relief program for the property taxes that were paid by homeowners in Kansas. The tax relief depends on the portion of the property tax paid but will only be up to $700. To be eligible, a beneficiary must be a resident of Kansas, have been living in Kansas for the entire 2022, and have a household income of less than $37,750.
According to the Johnson County Kansas website, a beneficiary must also meet at least one of the requirements such as being born before January 1, 1967, or being blind or permanently disabled for the entire 2022, regardless of age. The beneficiary may also have a child as a dependent who was born before January 1, 2022, was below 18 and lived with the beneficiary the entire 2022.
How to Claim Homestead Refund
Claiming tax relief payments for the Homestead Refund program begins on January 1 and must be finished on or before April 15 every year. Forms can be submitted online through the Kansas DOR Homestead claim portal. However, if the applicant plans to receive social security only and not file income taxes, claims must be directed to the Kansas DOR. Once income taxes are filed, the Homestead claims will be a part of Kansas’ filing process, as reported on the Johnson County Kansas website.