Senior Citizens’ Property Tax / Rent Rebate (STAR program)





Variations in Receipt of Benefit

Benefit Varies with Income

Benefit Type

Circuit Breaker


The STAR application deadline was 31 October 2016 and all applications have been processed. The STAR program has concluded. The statewide program refunds a maximum of $500 on the property tax paid by eligible senior citizens on their primary residence.

How is Benefit Disbursed

Direct payment to taxpayer

Eligible Property Type


Characteristics of Eligible Property

Only residential property is eligible for this program, a credit report is needed for residence assessed at a value greater than $500,000.

Eligibility Criteria



Income Ceiling

Property Value Limit


Wealth Limit

Description of Eligibility Criteria

Claimant must be 65 on or before June 30, 2016. Income cannot exceed $23,540 (single) or $31,860 (married). Claimant must have lived and paid property taxes continuously in Nevada from at least July 1, 2015, and be a full time Nevada resident at the time of application. Claimant cannot have their name on any other property, and liquid assets of claimant and spouse cannot exceed $150,000.

Local Option in Adoption of Program

Local government is unable to exercise an option

Local Option Regarding Program Features

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

For 2015-2016 an appropriation of $5 million was made available for property tax relief.

Record ID



Effective 31 October 2016, Senior Tax Assistance Rebate - STAR, was created by a one-time appropriation during the 2015 Legislative Session. As a non-recurrent appropriation, it was set up as a temporary program that offered a rebate on property taxes to qualifying seniors who own their home. The STAR application deadline was October 31, 2016. The application process, eligibility determination, payment distribution and communication with eligible and non-eligible applicants have all been executed to completion. The STAR program has concluded. Effective for fiscal year 2015-2016, appropriations were available. Applications have to be submitted by 31 October 2016. No payments may be made after 15 September 2017. The Program remains repealed. Effective 1 July 2011, the senior tax assistance/rent rebate program (STARR program) was repealed.


Department of Taxation Division of Local Government Services, Nevada Property Tax Elements and Application, (2017)

[ accessed 06/26/2018] View Archived Source

Department of Health and Human Services - Aging and Disability Services, Senior Tax Assistance Rebate Program, (2016)

[ accessed 06/27/2018]

Nevada Department of Health and Human Services - Aging and Disability Services Division, Senior Tax Assistance Rebate (STAR) Program, (2016)
2015 Nev. Stat. ch 534 §60

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