Missouri Property Tax Credit Program

Refund Qualifications
You may qualify for a refund if you or your spouse meet 1 of the following qualifications:
  • Claimant or spouse must be 65 years of age or older on or before the last day of the calendar year and a resident of Missouri for the entire year
  • Claimant or spouse is a veteran of any branch of the armed forces of the United States or this state and is 100% disabled as a result of such service
  • Claimant or spouse is 100% disabled
  • Claimant has reached age 60 on or before the last day of the calendar year and is receiving surviving spouse social security benefits
Income Guidelines
In addition, your total household income, including social security benefits, must follow the guidelines below.

Tax Years 2008-2009
Certain individuals are eligible to claim up to $750 if they pay rent or $1,100 if they pay real estate tax on the home they own and occupy. If you rent from a facility that does not pay property taxes, you are not eligible for a property tax credit.
  • Renters/Part Year Owners
    • If single, your total household income must be $27,500 or less
    • If married filing combined, your total household income must be $29,500 or less
  • Owned and Occupied Your Home the Entire Year
    • If single, your total household income must be $30,000 or less.
    • If married filing combined, your total household income must be $34500 or less.
Tax Years 2006-2007
Certain individuals are eligible to claim up to $750 if they pay rent or pay real estate tax on the home they own and occupy.
  • Total household income must be $25,000 or less if filing single or $27,000 if married filing combined.
  • A 2006 claim must be filed by April 15, 2010, or a refund will not be issued.
  • Filing early (before April) ensures a quicker refund.
FAQs
Frequently asked questions and answers can also be found by visiting the Missouri Department of Revenue website.