What is a Homestead Refund

 HOMESTEAD PROPERTY TAX REFUND is a rebate on a portion of the property taxes for eligible homeowners. IF eligible you may receive a refund of up to $700.

To Qualify: Must be a Kansas resident for the entire year who owned AND occupied a homestead AND total household income is $40,500 or less (this amount is subject to change yearly). You must also meet ONE of the following requirements.   

  • Age 55 or older for the entire year
  • Blind or totally and permanently disabled for the entire year OR 
  • Have a dependent child under 18 years of age that lived with you the entire year. OR
  • Be a disabled veteran (50% or more disability), or the surviving spouse of a disabled veteran who has not remarried, or the surviving spouse of an active duty military personnel who died in the line of duty and not remarried.

SAFESR PROPERTY TAX REFUND is a refund for resident low-income seniors who qualify. It is a possible alternative to the Homestead Claim. IF eligible you may receive a refund of up to 75% of your property taxes paid.   

To Qualify:  Must be a Kansas resident for the entire year who owned AND occupied a homestead AND your total household income including social security is $23,700 or less (this amount is subject to change yearly). You must also meet BOTH of the following requirements. 

  • Age 65 years or older for the entire year  
  • Do not have any delinquent property taxes.      

SENIOR OR DISABLED VETERAN (SVR) PROPERTY TAX REFUND is a new property tax refund. As the property tax amount of the claimant's home increases over the years, the amount of property tax over the base year amount is refunded back to the claimant. This in essence is "locking" in the presumable lower property tax by refunding any increased amount.  Base year means the year in which an individual meets the qualifications. 

To Qualify: Must be a Kansas resident for the entire year who owned AND occupied a homestead AND total household income including social security is $53,600 or less (this amount is subject to change yearly).  You must also meet ONE of the following.

  • Age 65 years or older for the entire year
  • Be a disabled veteran OR the surviving spouse of a disabled veteran who has not remarried, OR the surviving spouse of an active duty military personnel who died in the line of duty and not remarried.

PLEASE NOTE:

You cannot combine these refunds. Only one of the property tax refunds may be claimed.  

A "Homestead" is the house, mobile home or manufactured home subject to property tax that you own and occupy as a residence. A homestead with an appraised valuation for property tax purposes that exceeds $350,000 does NOT qualify. 

"Household income" means ALL income received by ALL persons of the household in a calendar year while members of the household. 

if a Homestead claimant owes property tax to the County Treasurer, their ENTIRE refund will be sent directly to the County Treasurer. 

Do you qualify or think you qualify? 

If you file an income tax return then it is best for you to have your tax preparer file your homestead refund claim. Be sure to ask them.

If you are not required to file an income tax return then we are more than happy to help you file your homestead refund claim. You do not need an appointment.  We are available Monday thru Friday 8 AM to 5 PM from January 1st up until the last day to file taxes, we are unable to file for a property tax refund after the tax deadline date. 

What will you need to bring with you? In order for us to file for one of the property tax refunds we will need you to bring:

  • A copy of your property tax statement
  • Proof of ALL income for ALL persons residing in the household
  • IF disabled veteran, we need an original Veterans Disability Determination Letter or Letter from a Regional V.A. that includes the disability date verifying the disability occurred prior to January 1st and percentage of permanent disability.

Refund Information If you wish to inquire about your refund, call the tax area phone line @ 785-368-8222 or go online at ksrevenue.org and click Check My Refund. 

Please call us or stop by the Clerk's office for more information or with any questions. 620-241-3656