Applications are now open for eligible Kansas residents to apply for the $150 up to $700 tax refund with multiple rebates to help the elderly, disabled, and low-income residents get relief.
Kansas Tax Refunds
Kansas residents can now start to apply for the two property tax relief programs: the Homestead Refund and the Kansas Property Tax Relief for Low-Income Seniors (SAFESR). Moreover, seniors in Kansas City can also start applying for the Utility & Sales Tax Rebate Program.
Kansas Three Programs
- Homestead Refund
Kansas’s yearly Homestead Refund pays back a portion of a resident’s property tax bill. To be eligible you must be a Kansas homeowner with a total household income below $37,750. Moreover, you must also be at least 56 years old, be blind or permanently disabled, or had a dependent child living with you for the entire 2022. The maximum reimbursement is based on your income and is maxed out at $700.
- SAFESR Refund
The state encourages residents to apply for both the Homestead Refund and the SAFESR program. The program provides low-income senior property owners a 75 % refund on property taxes paid if they qualify for the following requirements.
To qualify you must be 65 years old and above. You must be a homeowner in Kansas for the whole year of 2022. The home value should be equal to $350,000 or less. The household income must be less than $22,000.
Unlike the Homestead Refund, there is no cap on the amount you can get from SAFESR. According to the state’s Department of Revenue, those who paid property tax of at least $936 in 2021 will get a refund that is greater than $700.
Seniors are also encouraged to apply for both rebates, as they will only receive one rebate, whichever is larger. Both rebates include an electronic application option, or you can mail your documents and application form. If you happen to apply electronically, you should receive a direct deposit, and for applications, via mail, you will have a check. Both refunds will be handled early this year, with direct deposits being sent out first.
- Utility & Sales Tax Rebate Program
The Utility & Sales Tax Rebate Program allows property owners ages 56 and older with incomes of $25,000 or less can receive up to $150 back. To submit your income and utility bill information, you can choose Either by mail or to a local clerk.
After 4 to 6 weeks you will receive your of rebate via check after you submit your application. To learn more, here’s the state’s explainer on the rebate program. Additionally, see how the upcoming increase in Social Security payments may impact you and your family.