County Clerk & Election Officer
800 N Main, PO Box 687, Newton, KS 67114
KS Property Tax Relief for Low Income Seniors
SAFESR is a property tax refund program administered under the provisions of the Kansas Homestead Act (property tax refund). SAFESR is also referred to as, "Kansas Property Tax Relief for Low Income Seniors".
The refund is 75% of the 2017 general property tax paid or to be paid - as shown of the 2018 real estate tax statement for the residence in which the claimant lived in 2018. The 2018 property tax consists of the 1st half which is due Dec. 20, 2018 and the 2nd half which is due May 10, 2019. The 2018 property tax is the total of both the 1st and 2nd half taxes.
A claimant may receive either a Homestead or a SAFESR refund but not both.
You must meet all the following requirements for the SAFESR refund:
SAFESR - Frequently Asked Questions and worksheet please click this link: https://www.ksrevenue.org/safesenior.html
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 $35,500 for 2018. 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: https://www.ksrevenue.org/pdf/k-40hbook17.pdf