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

State

Nevada

Year

2016

Variations in Receipt of Benefit

Benefit Varies with Income

Benefit Type

Circuit Breaker

Benefit

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

Residential

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

Age

Homeowner

Income Ceiling

Property Value Limit

Renter

Wealth Limit

Description of Eligibility Criteria

Claimant must be 65 on or before June 30, 2015. 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

NV105_RR16

Footnotes

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 The Program remains repealed. Effective 1 July 2011, the senior tax assistance/rent rebate program (STARR program) was repealed in §10 of SB423. No substitute program was introduced. Therefore, no rebate will be paid in 2011.

Sources

Senior Tax Assistance Rebate Program (2016) [http://adsd.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/adsdnvgov/content/Programs/Physical/Senior_Tax_Assistance_Rebate/Instructions%209.8.16%20with%20extension.pdf Accessed 10/27/17).
View Archived Source
2015 Nev. Stat. ch 534 §60

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