Rick Piepho

County Clerk & Election Officer

REGISTERED VOTERS as of 5/23/17      Democratic: 4,281     Libertarian: 160     Republicans: 10,761     Unaffiliated: 5.766     Total: 20,968

800 N Main, PO Box 687, Newton, KS 67114

316-284-6840

Fax: 316-284-6856

Food Sales Tax Credit

 You may also be eligible to file for a non refundable food sales tax credit if you meet the following criteria. 

  • Must be a Kansas resident (domiciled) for the entire preceding year. (Domicile does not include a correctional facility, jail or prison)
  • Must have Federal Adjusted Gross Income (FAGI) of $30,615 or less - credit amount = $125.00 per exemption
  • Must have a tax liability and file an income tax statement - credit must be applied to tax liability after all other credits

You must also meet at least one of the following qualifications:

  • You were 55 years of age before January 1 of the preceding year
  • Totally and permanently disabled or blind during the entire preceding year
  • Claim an exemption on your federal return for one or more dependent children under the age of 18 all of the preceding year.

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

Rick Piepho

Harvey County Clerk

 

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:

  • Proof of all taxable and nontaxable household income by all household members for the preceding year:   This includes but is not limited to:  social security income (please bring statement from the preceding year),  veteran's benefits, pension income, interest income, proof of disability if disabled, business and farm income, welfare and temporary assistance payments, unemployment, worker's comp, alimony, school grants and scholarships, gambling winnings, jury duty payments, and other miscellaneous income.
  • Property tax statement

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:

  • You were 55 years of age before January 1 of the preceding year
  • You must have been totally or permanently disabled or blind during the entire year, regardless of your age 
  • You must have had a dependent child living with you all of the last year who was born before January 1 of the preceding year, and was under the age of 18 all of the entire year.
  • A disabled veteran (50% or more disability), or the surviving spouse of a disabled veteran who has not remarried, or the surviving spouse of an active duty military personnel who died in the line of duty and not remarried.

If you would like to view or print the K-40H instruction book please click this link: http://www.ksrevenue.org/formshs.html

Homestead Refunds