Time is running out to apply for a property tax reduction

BOISE, Idaho (KIFI) — Monday, April 18 is the last day for some homeowners and disabled veterans to apply for relief from their 2021 property taxes. They must submit completed applications to county assessors by that date.

Idaho Property Tax Reduction Program

This program reduces property taxes of up to $1,500 on an eligible homeowner’s principal residence in Idaho and up to one acre of land.

You may be eligible for a property tax reduction if all of these conditions are met:

  • You are an Idaho resident
  • You own and occupy your home, and the value does not exceed a limit set by law and which will be calculated in June 2022.
  • Your total income in 2021, after deducting medical expenses, was $32,230 or less.
  • You are one of the following people on January 1, 2022:
    • 65 or older
    • Former prisoner of war or hostage
    • Child under 18 with no mother or father
    • Blind
    • Widower)
    • Disabled recognized by the Social Security Administration, Railroad Retirement Board, Federal Civil Service, US Department of Veterans Affairs, or a public employment system not covered by these agencies

Owners can get a application for property tax reductionn on the Idaho State Tax Commission website at tax.idaho.gov or their county assessor.

Homeowners who are not eligible for the property tax reduction program may be eligible for the Property Tax Deferral Programwhose application deadline is September 6.

Property Tax Benefit for Disabled Veterans

The Disabled Veterans Benefit reduces Idaho property taxes by up to $1,500 on their home and up to one acre of land. The program has no income limit.
You may be eligible for War Veterans Allowance if both conditions apply:

  • You are recognized by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as a 100% service-connected disabled veteran, or you receive 100% VA compensation due to individual unemployability beginning January 1, 2022.
  • You owned and lived in a home in Idaho that was your primary residence on April 14, 2022.

Disabled veterans can get a application for property tax benefit to tax.idaho.gov or their county assessor. They will need to include a current letter from the VA confirming their 100% service-related disability rating or 100% compensation due to individual unemployability as of January 1, 2022.

Disabled veterans may also qualify for Idaho’s property tax reduction program based on their income.

For more information on the property tax refund:

  • Contact the office of any county assessor in Idaho.
  • Call the Tax Commission at (208) 334-7736 in the Boise area or toll-free at (800) 334-7756
  • Visit the “Homeowners” section of the Board of Taxation’s Property Tax Center at tax.idaho.gov/properation.

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