Department of Human Services

Missouri Property Tax Credit

Helps Seniors With Rent Rebate

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Published: 02-01-2012

Last year the St. Louis Area Agency on Aging helped hundreds of seniors and persons with disabilities apply for the Property Tax Credit (Circuit Breaker).  As a result, those persons received rebates totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars.

The Missouri Property Tax Credit Claim (also known as Circuit Breaker) gives money back to persons 65 and older and persons 18-64 that receive SSI, SSD, or Veterans Disability for a portion of the rent or real estate tax they paid for that year. People living in tax exempt buildings are not eligible to apply for the Circuit Breaker.

To be eligible, if a person is renting, they must have an income of $27,500 or less for a single person or $29,500 or less for a household. 

To be eligible, if a person owns and occupies their home for the full year, a single person must have an income of $30,000 or less or for a household, they can have an income of $34,000 or less.

The credit is for a maximum of $750 for renters and $1,100 for owners who owned and occupied their home.  The amount the person receives is based on the amount of real estate taxes or rent paid and the total household income (taxable and nontaxable).

From January 1, 2012 until April, 2012, persons can apply for 2011, 2010, 2009, and 2008.

To access the Missouri Property Tax Credit application, go to:

http://dor.mo.gov/forms/MO_PTC_Print_Only_2010.pdf

To schedule an appointment to have your Property Tax Credit application completed at no charge, please contact the St. Louis Area Agency on Aging at (314) 612-5918 and we will schedule an appointment at a center in your area.

 

Department of Human Services

City of St. Louis

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