The HOMESTEAD REFUND is a rebate program for the property taxes paid by homeowners. The refund is based on a portion of the property tax paid on a Kansas resident’s home. The maximum refund is $700.
To qualify you must be a Kansas resident, living in Kansas the entire year. Your total household income must be $34,450 or less.
You must also meet one of the following requirements:
- You were born before Jan. 1, 1962; OR
- You must have been totally and permanently disabled or blind during the entire year, regardless of your age; OR
- You must have had a dependent child living with you all of last year who was born before Jan. 1, 2017, and was under the age of 18 the entire year.
SAFE SENIOR is a property tax refund program administered under the provisions of the Kansas Homestead Act (property tax refund). SAFE SENIOR is also referred to as, “Kansas Property Tax Relief for Low Income Seniors.”
The refund is 75% of the 2017 general property tax paid or to be paid – as shown of the 2017 real estate tax statement for the residence in which the claimant lived in 2017. The 2017 property tax consists of the 1st half which is due Dec. 20, 2017 and the 2nd half which is due May 10, 2017. The 2017 property tax is the total of both the 1st and 2nd half taxes.
A claimant may receive either a Homestead or a SAFE SENIOR refund but not both.
You must meet all the following requirements for the SAFE SENIOR refund –
- Kansas resident all of 2017,
- Owned a home in Kansas during 2017,
- Aged 65 years or older for all of 2017 (born before Jan. 1, 1952) and
- “Household income” of $19,500 or less in 2017.
Johnson County Records and Tax Administration
111 South Cherry Street, Suite 1200
Olathe , KS 66061
Will assist residents in completing a Homestead tax relief application and Johnson County provides an insert in each tax bill with information regarding the Safe Senior program.