Homeowners in Idaho are the target of a property tax cut scam

Idaho homeowners may have received a property tax abatement notice in the mail that appears to be from the Idaho State Tax Commission or another state government agency. It’s a scam, the Idaho attorney general’s office said.

In a press release Tuesday, the attorney general’s office said the flyer was an attempt to obtain personal information from Idaho residents and “contains inaccurate details about the Idaho’s property tax reduction program. ‘State”.

A copy of the flyer posted online says the recipient could save $1,500 in property taxes. He promises cash refunds for property taxes paid and tax exemptions for veterans, and says he would prevent property tax increases.

There is tax relief available for Idahoans from the Idaho Tax Commission. The main relief comes in the form of a homeowner’s exemption for people who own and occupy their homes. It exempts from tax 50% of the value of the house and up to one acre of land up to a maximum of $125,000.

The commission also has a circuit breaker program that low-income homeowners over age 65 can apply for each year. There are income limits and other restrictions. If these conditions are met, the program could reduce property taxes by up to $1,500.

If you have questions about Idaho’s property tax reduction program, call your county assessor’s office or the Board of Internal Revenue at 208-334-7736.

The Attorney General’s Office recommends that people shred the flyer before disposing of it.

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