A Guide to Qualifying for Wichita’s Property Tax Relief Program

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Wichita has concluded its preparations to implement a one-year pilot program providing specific property tax relief to vulnerable residents. 

This initiative extends the existing state-level tax credits to reimburse a portion of the 2023 property taxes for low-income seniors, disabled veterans and their surviving spouses, as well as low-income residents with underage dependents.

The pilot initiative is structured to offer refunds of up to $660,000 on a first-come, first-served basis, with eligibility extending until November 30, 2024, or until the allocated funds are depleted.

Eligibility for Wichita’s Property Tax Relief Program

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Wichita has concluded its preparations to implement a one-year pilot program providing specific property tax relief to vulnerable residents.

Wichita residents qualifying for any of the three specified state tax credits upon filing their 2023 Kansas income tax return are eligible for additional tax relief from the city. 

All applicants must fulfill the prerequisites of being a Kansas resident and a homeowner throughout 2023.

  • To be eligible for the Senior Citizen Property Tax Relief (Form K40PT) tax credit, individuals must be 65 years or older, maintain a taxable income below $22,000 (excluding Social Security Disability income), and reside in a home valued at less than $350,000. 
  • For qualification under the Homestead Tax Refund (Form K40H) tax credit, individuals must be 55 years or older, a disabled veteran, or have a dependent child under 18 who resided with them throughout 2023. Additionally, they must have a taxable income below $37,750 (excluding Social Security Disability income) and live in a home valued at less than $350,000. 
  • Eligibility for the Property Tax Relief Claim for Seniors and Disabled Veterans (Form K40SVR) tax credit necessitates individuals to be 65 years or older, a disabled veteran, or the spouse of a disabled veteran. Furthermore, they must have a taxable income below $50,000 (excluding Social Security Disability income) and live in a home valued at less than $350,000. 

How to Apply?

Residents must submit a copy of their accepted state tax return to the city, along with supporting evidence. 

Additionally, applicants are required to complete a concise one-page application, confirming their current status regarding property taxes and specifying the mailing address for the refund check.

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