A property tax refund for eligible homeowners and renters.
As a Kansas resident for all of 2009,
you are eligible for a refund of up to $700 if your total “household
income” is $31,300 or less, AND:
ο you were born before
January 1, 1954,
ο you were totally and permanently disabled or
blind for the entire year of 2009,
ο you have a dependent child who lived with you
the entire year that was born before January 1, 2009,
and was under the age of 18 all of 2009.
ο you are a disabled veteran
(50% or more disability), or the surviving spouse of
a disabled veteran who has not remarried, or the surviving
spouse of an active duty military personnel who died
in the line of duty and not remarried.
"Household income" is generally
all taxable and non-taxable income received by all members
of the household.
How can I use my expected homestead refund to
help pay up to the first half of my property tax?
Homeowners who received a homestead
refund last year and do not have any outstanding balances
with the Kansas Department of Revenue and who checked
the Advancement Box on the 2008 return are eligible for
an Advancement. The advancement information was sent
electronically to the County Treasurer’s
office and may appear on your 2009 property tax statement.
IMPORTANT: You must still file a Homestead Refund Claim,
Form K-40H between January 1, 2010 and April 15, 2010.
Forms are available from the Kansas Department
of Revenue, driver license exam stations and other places
of convenience throughout the State of Kansas. Forms may
also be downloaded from the State of Kansas website at www.ksrevenue.org,
or ordered from the department’s voice mail forms
request line at (785) 296-4937.
Assistance and additional information on
these tax refunds and credits are available from the Kansas
Department of Revenue, Docking State Office Building, 915
SW Harrison St., 1st Floor, Topeka, KS 66625. Phone (785)
368-8222; Hearing-Impaired TTY: (785) 296-6461. Information
and forms are also available from the department’s
website at www.ksrevenue.org.
Food Sales Tax Refund assistance is available
from county clerks in the State of Kansas or from free
volunteer tax assistance programs. Contact your local Department
of Aging, Community Action Program, senior center, library,
or county clerk in your area.