Effective January 1, 2013 - Renters will no longer be able to claim a Homestead Property Tax Refund
The Homestead Refund is a rebate of a portion of the property taxes paid on a Kansas resident's homestead. Your refund percentage is based on your total household income. If you own your home, the refund is a percentage of your general property tax. Maximum refund is $700.
Beginning January 2 of each year the Clerk's Office can assist you in filing a homestead claim. Beginning in 2010, all claims must be filed electronically with the Kansas Department of Revenue(Click here to go to https://www.kansas.gov/ssrv-homestead/welcome.html). Claims must be filed by April 15 of each year. The following is a list of items you need to bring to the Clerk's Office so we may assist you in filing this claim:
In order to be eligible to file a homestead claim the maximum income level per household cannot exceed $34,000 for 2015. You must also have been a homeowner who was a resident of Kansas all of the preceding year, and has at least one of the following qualifications:
If you would like to view or print the K-40H instruction book please click this link: http://www.ksrevenue.org/formshs.html
County Clerk & Election Officer
800 N Main, PO Box 687, Newton, KS 67114
You may also be eligible to file for a non refundable food sales tax credit if you meet the following criteria.
You must also meet at least one of the following qualifications:
The Clerks' Office can no longer assist with preparing food sales tax credit filings, please contact a tax preparation professional.
Or, to file for a Food Sales Tax refund electronically, please visit https://www.kansas.gov/webfile/flow/home?execution=e1s1.
If you would like to view or print the instruction book please click this link: http://www.ksrevenue.org/formsii.html#misc