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Missouri Tax Credit Programs

Missouri Property Tax Credit Program

You may qualify for a REFUND if you or your spouse meet one of the following qualifications:

  • Claimant or spouse must be 65 years of age or older on or before the last day of the calendar year and a resident of Missouri for the entire year;

  • Claimant or spouse is a veteran of any branch of the armed forces of the United States, or this state and is 100 percent disabled as a result of such service;

  • Claimant or spouse is 100 percent disabled; or

  • Claimant has reached age 60 on or before the last day of the calendar year and is receiving surviving spouse social security benefits.

AND your TOTAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME, including social security benefits follows these guidelines:

Certain individuals are eligible to claim up to $750 if they pay rent or $1,100 if they pay real estate tax on the home they own and occupy. If you rent from a facility that does not pay property taxes, you are not eligible for a Property Tax Credit.

Renters/Part Year Owners:
  • If single, your total household income must be $27,500 or less.
  • If married filing combined, your total household income must be $29,500 or less.

Owned and Occupied your home the entire year:
  • If single, your total household income must be $30,000 or less.
  • If married filing combined, your total household income must be $34,000 or less.

You have three years from the original due date to file a claim.
Filing early (before April) ensures a quicker refund!

For more information, contact the Missouri Department of Revenue at (573) 751-3505.

Frequently asked questions and answers can also be found by visiting the DOR Web site: http://www.dor.mo.gov/personal/ptc/.

The Boone County Council on Aging is a good resource for seniors who need help with the tax credit forms or need additional help in understanding how it works. The Boone County office can be reached at the following address:

Boone County Council on Aging

1123 Wilkes Boulevard

Suite 100

Columbia, MO 65201

Phone: (573) 443-1111

Online: http://www.booneaging.org/

Homestead Preservation Act

** Important Notice **

The Homestead Preservation Credit Program (HPC) expired on August 28, 2010. Appropriations have not been allocated to fund the program since the 2009 legislative session. Therefore, there are currently no credits available.


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