Seniors & Disabled Individuals Tax Relief

Missouri does not exempt the property of disabled or senior citizens, but it has two programs for seniors and disabled persons with limited incomes that offer some property tax relief.  Missouri Property Tax Credit (MO-PTC) and The Homestead Preservation Act.  The Homestead Preservation Act requires a legislative appropriation to fund the credit.

The Missouri Property Tax Credit (MO-PTC), senior citizens and disabled persons on limited incomes may qualify for refunds or income tax credits based upon property taxes paid or rent paid on their residences. The “rent“ includes money paid for a home, a room in a nursing home, an apartment, or a mobile home unit. This law provides the eligible taxpayer with indirect property tax relief, but many people are unaware that this assistance is available.

Information for MO-PTC can be found at: www.dor.mo.gov/personal/ptc or call:  Mid-East Are Agency on Ageing 1-800-243-6060

An applicant for credit under the Homestead Preservation Act cannot file for Missouri Property Tax Credit (MO-PTC) for the same tax period.  The Homestead Preservation Act requires a legislative appropriation to fund the credit.

Information for The Homestead Preservation Act can be found at: http://dor.mo.gov/personal/homestead.php