Tax Credit Programs

You may qualify for 1 of these programs, but not both.

Missouri Property Tax Credit (MOPTC)
Did you know you may qualify for a refund of up to $750 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% disabled as a result of such service
             ●        Claimant or spouse is 100% disabled
             ●        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:
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

Tax Year 2008-2010

The Missouri Property Tax Credit Claim gives credit to certain senior citizens and 100 percent disabled individuals for a portion of the real estate taxes or rent they have paid for the year.  The credit is for a maximum of $750 for renters and $1,100 for owners who owned and occupied their home.  The actual credit is based on the amount of real estate taxes or rent paid and total household income (taxable and nontaxable).  If you rent from a facility that does not pay property taxes, you are not eligible for a Property Tax Credit.

Tax Years 2007
Certain individuals are eligible to claim up to $750 if they pay rent or pay real estate tax on the home they own and occupy.
  • Total household income must be $25,000 or less if filing single or $27,000 if married filing combined.
  • Note: A 2007claim must be filed by April 15, 2011, or a refund will not be issued
Filing early (before April) ensures quicker refund!

To order Form MO-PTC, Property Tax Credit Claim, call 800-877-6881 or download the form from the Missouri Department of Revenue:  Property Tax Credit Claim. For more information, call the Missouri Department of Revenue at 573-751-5746.

Frequently asked questions and answers can also be found by visiting the DOR website.

Homestead Preservation Act
The Homestead Preservation Credit Program (HPC) is set to expire on August 28, 2010. Appropriations were not allocated to fund the program during the recent 2010 legislative session. Therefore, there will not be a 2010 Homestead Preservation Credit for 2011.

Taxpayers who submitted a 2009 HPC application and were approved will receive a letter from the Department of Revenue in August 2010. This letter will explain the credit that will be reflected on your 2010 Cass County real estate tax bill that you will receive in November.

Visit the Department of Revenue website for more information regarding the Homestead Preservation Credit Program.