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TAX CREDIT

Senior & Disabled Citizen Property Tax Credit
 

Annually between February 1 and April 15 the Samaritan Center conducts an assistance program for persons eligible for the State Senior Citizen Property Tax Credit.

 

Annually between February 1 and April 15 the Samaritan Center conducts an assistance program for persons eligible for the State Senior Citizen Property Tax Credit.

 

The goal is to assist seniors and disabled persons in increasing their income by receiving this tax credit.

 

Persons who pay real estate property tax or rent on their home who are residents of Missouri during the tax year and who are over 65 as of the end of the year may be eligible to apply. Also, persons who are under 65 years of age but who are 100% disabled, or over 60 and receiving surviving spouse social security benefits are eligible to apply.  If you are single, your annual income from all sources must be $25,000 or less or $27,000 or less, if married.

 

The amount of tax credit received will depend on income and will range up to a maximum of $750.00.

 

Samaritan Center publicizes and promotes the program through flyers to clients, PowerPoint slides, inquiry of potentially eligible clients when they go through intake.  Also newsletter articles, press releases, etc. are addressed to the public.  A mailing is made to all pastors in the community.

 

           

If  a client is eligible for the federal Earned Income Tax Credit or the state Property (& Renters) Tax Credit, they must apply for these credits or else they will not be eligible for cash type assistance (for example, utility assistance) from the Samaritan Center.  They will be eligible for food, clothing, medical and other non-cash assistance.  This policy became effective on February 15, 2004.

 

Volunteer aides are recruited to work with clients in the preparation of their claims.  During the intake process clients are scheduled for an appointment with an aide and given written instructions as to what to bring to the appointment.

 

 

            Resources:

Mo Department of Revenue forms.      http://www.dor.mo.gov/tax/forms

Property Tax Credit information DOR  (http://www.dor.mo.gov/tax/personal/ptc/)

Property Tax Credit DOR instructions:  http://www.dor.mo.gov/tax/personal/individual/forms/2004/moptci.pdf

 Chapter 135, RSMo.      

 Section 135.010 definitions