You may file at the County Clerk's office at 100 N. Broadway, Suite 620 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
You may also access the forms here: Kansas Department of Revenue - Homestead Refund (ksrevenue.gov)
You can only file for one program, Homestead, SAFESR or SVR.
The Homestead Refund is a rebate program for the property taxes paid by homeowners prior to January 1, 2023. The refund is based on a portion of the property tax paid on a Kansas resident’s homestead. If you own your home, the refund is a percentage of your general property tax. The maximum refund is $700. This refund program is not available to renters.
WHO MAY QUALIFY?
To qualify you must be a Kansas resident, living in Kansas the entire year. Your total household income must be $40,500 or less. You must also meet one of the following requirements:
- You were born before January 1, 1969, OR
- You must have been totally and permanently disabled or blind during the entire year, regardless of your age, OR
- You must have had a dependent child living with you all of last year who was born before January 1, 2023, and was under the age of 18 the entire year
The Safe Senior Refund is a property tax refund program administered under the provisions of the Kansas Homestead Act (Property Tax Refund). Safe Senior is also referred to as, “Kansas Property Tax Relief for Low Income Seniors”. The refund is up to 75% of the 2023 general property tax paid or to be paid on the 2023 real estate tax statement for the residence in which the claimant lived in 2023.
WHO MAY QUALIFY?
To qualify a claimant must meet all of the following requirements for the Safe Senior refund:
- Owned a home and resided in Kansas all of 2023
- Aged 65 years or older for all of 2023 (born before January 1, 1959) and
- Household income $23,700 or less in 2023
- Property taxes cannot be delinquent
As the property tax amount of the claimant’s home increases over the years, the amount of property tax over the base year amount is refunded back to the claimant. This in essence is “locking” in the presumable lower property tax by refunding any increased amount of property tax back.
WHO MAY QUALIFY?
- Total house income must be $53,600 or LESS, AND
- You must be over the age 65 or older all of 2023, OR
- You were a disabled veteran 50% or more military disability, disabled in the line of duty and honorable discharged, OR
- You were a surviving spouse of a disabled veteran receiving the SVR and who was NOT remarried, OR
- You were a surviving spouse of person 65 or older receiving the SVR and who was NOT remarried
WHAT DO I NEED TO FILE?
- Your refund amount from your 2022 claim
- Your banking information if you would like to have your refund directly deposited into your bank account
- All information regarding any HOUSEHOLD INCOME (that is, for every person who lived in the home even if they file separate taxes)
- If you qualify under the disability provision you will need to know the date (day, month and year) in which you first became eligible for disability. You may obtain this information from the Social Security office
- All household members’ personal information, including name, date of birth, and social security number
- Taxable and nontaxable wages, salaries, self-employment, unemployment compensation
- Interest and dividends
- Earned income credit (from 2023)
- Social Security, SSI benefits, retirement, pensions, disability payments
- Alimony, child support, foster home care payments
- Jury duty payments, gambling winnings
- Welfare, food stamps, TAF, general assistance