Property Tax Relief Applications

Idaho's Property Tax Relief Programs

Some homeowners qualify for Idaho’s property tax relief programs

Homeowners who qualify have until April 15 to apply for two different programs that can help them with their property taxes.

The Idaho Property Tax Reduction (Circuit Breaker) program reduces property taxes on your home and up to one acre of land for qualified applicants. You must own and live in your home as your primary residence in Idaho before April 15th each year in order to qualify. The reductions are based on your previous year’s income, less any out-of-pocket medical expenses and your net income can be no more than $31,280. (For 2020 applicants) You must also qualify as one of the following: 65 or older, widowed, disabled, blind, POW, or be 18 years old or younger and be a fatherless or motherless child.

Application must be submitted to the County Assessor’s Office or the Idaho State Tax Commission no later than April 15th of the qualifying year. This is an annual application.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to COVID-19, the 2020 Property Tax Reduction application has been extended to June 15, 2020.

For more information or to request a current year application form, please contact the Assessor’s Office at 208-745-9215 or email assessor@co.jefferson.id.us

More information is provided on the link below:

https://tax.idaho.gov/i-1052.cfm

In contrast, the Idaho Property Tax Deferral program offers homeowners a way to postpone paying the taxes on their primary Idaho residence and on up to one acre of land. The deferred taxes and interest must eventually be repaid to the state.

For the tax deferral program, applicants can have no more than $45,756 in 2019 income. Other than income, applicants must meet the requirements of the property tax reduction program listed above.

Homeowners can get applications for both programs from their county assessor. They must file a separate application with the assessor for each program by the April 15 deadline.

For more information, homeowners should call their county assessor’s office or the Idaho Tax Commission toll free at (800) 334-7756. They can also visit the Tax Commission Web site at tax.idaho.gov (go to “Property Tax,” then “Homeowners” in the drop-down box).

100% Service-Connected Disabled Veterans Property Tax Relief Program

The 100% Service-Connected Disabled Veterans Property Tax Reduction program reduces property taxes on your home and up to one acre of land for qualified applicants. You must own and live in your home as your primary residence in Idaho before April 15th each year in order to qualify. You must also have a current disability rating of 100% through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs as of January 1st of the qualifying year or have a disability rating lower than 100%, but are paid out at the full 100% disability rating. No income requirements. This is an annual application.

Applications must be submitted to the County Assessor’s Office or the Idaho State Tax Commission no later than April 15th of the qualifying year.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to COVID-19, the 2020 100% Service-connected Disability Veteran's Property Tax Reduction application has been extended to June 15, 2020.

For more information or to request a current year application form, please contact the Assessor’s Office at 208-745-9215 or email assessor@co.jefferson.id.us

More information is provided on the link below:

https://tax.idaho.gov/i-2053.cfm


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