Iowa Homestead Tax Exemption for Claimants 65 Years of Age or Older
On May 4, 2023, Governor Reynolds signed House File 718, establishing a homestead tax exemption for claimants 65 years of age or older. In addition to the homestead tax credit, eligible claimants who own the home they live in and are 65 years of age or older on or before January 1 of the assessment year are now eligible for a homestead tax exemption. For the assessment year beginning on January 1, 2023, the exemption is for $3,250 of taxable value. For assessment years beginning on or after January 1, 2024, the exemption is for $6,500 of taxable value. An exemption is a reduction in the taxable value of the property rather than a direct reduction in the amount of property tax you pay, but it can affect the amount of taxes you pay. An estimate from one local office shows a potential initial savings to an eligible homeowner of around $100 the first year and $200 the second year.
Applications must be made to your local assessor and are due July 1. If the exemption is granted, the exemption will be allowed for future years without additional filing as long as the claimant continues to qualify. For our customers’ convenience we have provided contact information for our local county assessors:
Audubon County Assessor
Carroll County Assessor
Crawford County Assessor
|318 Leroy Street #10||114 East 6th Street||PO Box 444|
|Audubon, IA 50025||Carroll, IA 51401||Denison, IA 51442|
|Phone (712) 563-3418||Phone (712) 792-9973||Phone (712) 263-3447|
The following link will direct you to the application that you can print and mail to your assessor:
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