Property Tax Credit
Certain senior citizens and 100% disabled individuals may be eligible for a Missouri income tax credit for a portion of the real estate taxes or rent they have paid for the year. The credit is for a maximum of $750 for renters and $1,100 for owners who own owned and occupied their home, and can only be claimed on the home they occupied during the period being claimed. The actual credit is based on the amount of real estate taxes or rent paid and total household income.
Questions should be directed to the Missouri Department Revenue. The department's phone number is 573-751-3505.
State Legislature Does Not Extend 'Homestead' Tax Credit
The Homestead Preservation Credit (HPC) Program, which provided qualified senior citizens and 100% disabled individuals a potential credit on their real estate property taxes, expired Monday, June 28, 2010. The expiration of the Homestead Preservation Credit did not affect the Property Tax Credit described above.