Those over age 65 and/or disabled are urged to look into the MO-PTC property Tax Credit. Many qualify for a refund, if their income fits within the guidelines.
- Homeowners – your household income cannot exceed $30,000 or $34,000, if your filing status is “married filing combined.” Renters or partial year owners $27,500 or $29,500, if “married filling combined” and
- You must have paid property taxes on the residence – or rent for a homestead, including nursing homes, apartments, and mobile homes. If you rent from a facility that does not pay property taxes you are not eligible for this tax credit.
- You or your spouse must have been a resident of Missouri for the entire 2017 calendar year.
In Addition, You Must Meet One of These Qualifications:
- You or your spouse 65 years of age or older, as of December 31, 2017
- You were 60 years of age or older, as of December 31, 2017, and receiving surviving spouse social security benefits
- You or your spouse are 100 percent disabled
- You or your spouse were 100 percent disabled, as a result of military service
Experienced RSVP Volunteers will be available February through April to assist those age 55 and over at no cost. For more information, contact Heartland RSVP in Kirksville, Missouri, at 660.665.8314.
For those under age 55, free assistance may be obtained by calling the VITA project at 785.6064.
What Is RSVP
Heartland RSVP is a proactive volunteer clearinghouse, which recruits and connects active adults 55 years of age and over with a variety of volunteer opportunities throughout their community. Direct services to the community are provided through RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) Signature Projects. RSVP volunteers continue to make a difference in the lives of those they serve and their communities, while enriching their own lives through service.
Heartland RSVP is funded by the Corporation for National and Community Services, Adair County United Way, and private donations.