Variations in Receipt of Benefit
Benefit Varies with Income
Benefit Varies with Property Value
The benefit is a full or partial exemption of taxable value of the homestead. The size of the benefit is dependent on income. The percent of exemption is determined by 10 brackets. For the 2021 benefit (based on 2020 income), those with income below $35,101 (married) and $29,801 (single) are entitled to a 100% exemption of the "maximum exempt amount." The top income bracket exempts 10% of the maximum exempt amount for those with income of $50,201 but less than $52,001 (married) and $42,301 but less than $43,801(single). Forms must be filed with the county assessor. An income statement must be filed with the application. Must be filed between February 1 and June 30.
How is Benefit Disbursed
Exemption from assessed value
Eligible Property Type
Characteristics of Eligible Property
Only residential property is eligible for this relief. A mobile home is also eligible. Up to one acre of land on which the residence is situated is also eligible for the exemption.
Property Value Limit
Description of Eligibility Criteria
Eligible claimants must be 65 or older and own and reside in the homestead between January 1 and August 15. Income must be less than $52,001 (married) and $43,801 (single). All income requirements are adjusted annually. The exempt value of the homestead considered for relief will be reduced by 10% for every $2,500 in excess of either $95,000 or 200% of the average assessed value of single family residential property in the particular county, whichever is greater. If the assessed value exceeds the maximum value by $20,000 or more, the homestead is not eligible for exemption.
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
State reimburses all of the local government tax loss
Description of State Funding for Tax Loss
State reimburses counties and other governmental subdivisions for taxes lost.
Neb. Rev. Stat. § 77-3510 ~ § 77-3524 (in effect for 2021)
[https://revenue.nebraska.gov/sites/revenue.nebraska.gov/files/doc/pad/info/96-299.pdf Accessed 02/03/2022]
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