Governor Reminds Wyoming Residents of Property Tax Refunds Available Under New Law; deadline is approaching

Governor Mark Gordon delivers his State of the State Address to the 2022 Joint Session of the Wyoming State Legislature. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)

CASPER, Wyo. – Wyoming residents have until June 6 to apply for 2021 property tax refunds available under new program established by legislation signed into law by Governor Mark Gordon in March.

People who have resided in Wyoming for at least five years and have paid their 2021 property taxes in full are eligible for refunds if they meet county-specific income requirements, the governor’s office said in a statement Wednesday. Press release.

Gordon encouraged people to take advantage of the program before the June 6 deadline, with some residents facing increases in their property assessments. In Natrona County, the Assessor’s Office sent property tax assessment notices earlier this month and Natrona County Assessor Matt Keating said assessed values ​​of farm properties , personal and commercial “increased by about 15% in all areas”.

“Wyoming has not raised tax rates, and yet Wyoming citizens are feeling the pinch as their home values ​​have increased,” Governor Gordon said in the press release Wednesday. “They see it in their assessed appraisals on their property. Homeowners need relief, and this program provides that.

Refunds cannot exceed half of a person’s 2021 property tax bill under the new law. There are also limits based on median residential property tax and county of residence, according to the governor’s office.

“Application forms and additional information are available from your local county treasurer and from the Wyoming Department of Revenueadded the governor’s office. “Applications can be submitted online at https://wptrs.wyo.gov/ or mailed to the Ministry of Revenue.

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