The Missouri Property Tax Credit Claim gives credit to certain senior citizens and 100 percent disabled individuals 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 owned and occupied their home. The actual credit is based on the amount of real estate taxes or rent paid and total household income (taxable and nontaxable).
You may qualify if:
- You are age 65 on or before December 31 last year
- OR You or your spouse are 100% disabled
- OR You are age 60 or older and receiving surviving spouse social security benefits
- You or your spouse were Missouri residents for the entire calendar year
- Your total household income, including social security benefits, does not exceed $30,000 single individual or $34,000 married homeowners
- You paid real estate taxes or rent on the home or manufactured home you occupied last year
How to Apply for the Missouri Property Tax Credit Claim
If you are required to file a Missouri Individual Income Tax Return, you must use Form MO-1040 or Form MO-1040P with Property Tax Schedule (MO-PTS) attached. If you are not required to file a Missouri Individual Income Tax Return, then you may file the Missouri Property Tax Credit Claim (MO-PTC). Consult with your tax preparer or visit dor.mo.gov/personal/ptc/ for more information and forms.
Mobile Home or Land
If you own a mobile home or own more than 5 acres of land, you will need an Assessor's Certification Form 948. Please call the Assessor at 636-797-5466 to request this form. For more information about this program you can call the Missouri Department of Revenue at 573-751-3505 or Aging Ahead at 800-243-6060 or 636-253-0558.