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Renters may qualify for tax relief

Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger said North Dakota residents who rent their primary residence may qualify for property tax relief. Qualifying individuals may be eligible for a partial refund of their rent.

“Individuals who are 65 years old or older, and individuals who are disabled may qualify for a refund on a portion of the rent they paid for housing in 2016,” Rauschenberger said. “The renter’s refund application deadline is May 31, so we want to remind qualifying renters to get their applications in soon.”

This program is a part of the Homestead Tax Credit program and eligibility requirements are:

  • 65 years old, or older; or disabled
  • Income is less than $42,000 per year
  • 20 percent of annual rent exceeds 4 percent of net income

Renters may qualify for a refund of up to $400 under the renter’s refund program. Money paid for lot rent by mobile home owners may also qualify for the renter’s refund. This program was designed to refund a portion of the property tax paid as part of the resident’s annual rent. Residents may apply once per year for this program. Residents may find an application and instructions on the Office of State Tax Commissioner’s website: www.nd.gov/tax/renter. For more information, residents may call (701) 328-3127 or 877-328-7088 (option 6).

 
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