During the tax season, the Clerk’s Office is available to assist the public Monday thru Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
The Homestead Refund is a rebate program for the property taxes paid by homeowners and renters. The Clerk’s Office only assists actual homeowners with homestead claims. The refund is based on a portion of the property tax paid on a Kansas resident’s homestead. If you own your home and meet the requirements of the Homestead Program, based on your income, a percentage of your property tax will be refunded. If you rent your home, a percentage of the rent paid for occupancy is used as the property tax amount. Renters can seek assistance with this refund from volunteer or paid tax preparers. The maximum Homestead Refund is $700.
To see income guidelines as well as the requirements for this program, please see the Kansas Department of Revenue, Homestead Refund page.
For frequently asked questions concerning the Homestead Refund Program, please see Frequently Asked Questions About Homestead.
Homestead Refund Advancement Program
This program provides eligible homeowners with the opportunity to apply a portion of their anticipated Homestead refund to help pay the first half of their property tax.
There is a question on Form K-40H asking the homeowner whether they want their next year’s homestead advancement sent directly to their County Treasurer. If the box is checked on the 2012 K-40H, the 2013 homestead advancement will be sent directly from Kansas Department of Revenue to the County Treasurer. This eliminates the need for the homestead claimant to physically deliver the homestead eligibility letter to the County Treasurer.
If you do not check this box, you cannot participate in the homestead advancement program, and none of your homestead refund will be used to pay your 2013 property taxes.
If additional information is needed, please contact the Clerk’s Office. We are available to assist homeowners with the Kansas Homestead and Kansas Food Sales Tax forms between January 1 and April 15, or the end of the tax season, each year.