Variations in Receipt of Benefit
No Variation in Receipt of Benefits
In addition to the Homeowner's Credit (Circuit Breaker), eligible homeowners, receive a valuation reduction equal 20% of the market value.
How is Benefit Disbursed
Exemption from assessed value
Eligible Property Type
Characteristics of Eligible Property
Only residential property is eligible for this program.
Description of Eligibility Criteria
Homeowners and mobile homeowners who are 66 years of age or older as of December 31 whose household income is less than $32,101 for 2016 are eligible to apply. Surviving spouses of any age are also eligible is they meet all of the other program requirements and were a part of the same household as the original claimant at the time of their death. The surviving spouse must not remarry. For the credit, the applicant must be born on or before December 31, 1942 and is 65 years or older. Going forward, the age requirement will increase to 66 for those born between 1943 and 1959 and 67 for those born on or after January 1, 1960. The household income eligibility for both homeowners will be determined by a percentage equal to the difference between the consumer price index for the preceding calendar year and the consumer price index for calendar year 2006. The benefit cannot be claimed if the claimant is a personal exemption on another person's income tax return. The application for the credit must be filed by September 1st with the county.
Local Option in Adoption of Program
Local government is unable to exercise an option
Local Option Regarding Program Features
No local option regarding program features
State Funding for Local Tax Loss
Local government covers all of its tax loss
Description of State Funding for Tax Loss
Unlike the homeowner credit, the state does not reimburse the counties for the additional homeowner credit.
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