Homestead

Homestead Eligibility
This form is received in November by those taxpayers that qualified for a homestead tax refund the previous year. It allows the taxpayer a credit to be used against the payment of their first half of real estate taxes. These tax payments are due December 20. The credit must be used by that date. The taxpayer should receive a letter of eligibility (ELG) before paying the first half of their tax to the county treasurer.

Homestead Information
Homestead tax refunds allow a qualifying taxpayer a refund on their real estate property tax. Homestead tax returns must be filed by April 15 of each year. Forms are available at the clerk’s office.

Qualifications
  • Kansas resident for the entire year
  • Income of $29,000 or less
  • Own or rent a home subject to Kansas property tax; and
    • Born before January 1, 1945, or
    • Total and permanently disabled or blind for the entire year, or
    • Dependent child under the age of 18 resided with the claimant for the entire year
Homestead Tax Return Assistance
The clerk’s office offers the service of assisting citizens in the preparation of their homestead tax returns. We also complete the food sales tax return forms sent to qualifying taxpayers. These services are provided at no cost to the taxpayer.