Senior Tax Rebates

Sales Tax and Utility rebates are offered to eligible citizens who live in Kansas City, Kansas for a portion of their BPU, Gas or AT&T utility bills and/or have paid sales tax.

Homestead Rebates are offered to eligible citizens who live in Wyandotte County, Kansas for a portion of their property taxes.

Utility & Sales Tax Rebates

Step 1.How do I qualify?

Residents of Kansas City, Kansas 65 years of age or older can apply for a Utility and/or Sales Tax Rebate. If you live in Bonner Springs or Edwardsville, these rebates will not be available.

If you answer yes to all of these questions, one or both of these rebates could be available to you:

  • Are you a resident of Kansas City, Kansas?
  • Were you 65 years of age or older during the entire previous year?
  • Is your gross income from all members of your household $25,000 or less?

Step 2.When can I apply?

You can only apply for the Utility and/or Sales Tax rebates from January 2 through March 31 of every year.

Step 3.What documents do I need?

1. Your contact information (full name, complete home address, date of birth and telephone number). If you want your check mailed to a different address, please provide the mailing address and mark separately as your preferred mailing address.

2. Proof of income for all persons living in your home. Documents accepted are:

  • W-2, 1099
  • Social Security statement (received at the beginning of the year showing how much you received for the previous year {usually has pink boxes with total amounts on the form})
  • Railroad retirement statement
  • Veteran's disability statement
  • Bank interest statements
  • Food stamp award
  • Child support income

3. If you pay BPU, Gas or AT&T bills, you will need copies of your previous year's utility bills. You can obtain copies of your BPU bills by calling BPU. Be sure you tell them you are applying for the Utility Rebate.

Step 4.How do I submit my documents?

MAIL

Mail your documents to the Clerk's Office. We will return your original documents to you.

Fax

Fax your documents to the Clerk's Office at (913) 573-5299

Email

Email your information to the Clerk's Office at Clerkwest@wycokck.org

In Person

Bring your information to the Clerk's Office during regular business hours. A mask is required to enter all UG buildings during COVID-19 protocols.

We will copy your personal information and return to you while you are here. We will keep your utility bills and return those to you when we have completed your application. During the COVID-19 protocols, you will not be able to wait for your application to be processed.

Step 5.How long will it take to receive my rebate?

The Clerk's Office will process your application and mail you a copy for your records within 10 business days of our receipt.

You should receive your rebate check from the Unified Government approximately 4-6 weeks after your application has been processed.

Don't forget to see if you qualify for the Homestead/Safe Senior rebate available through the Clerk's Office.

Homestead/Safe Senior Rebate

Step 1.How do I qualify?

If you own and live in your home, you can apply to have a portion of your real estate taxes refunded back to you from the State of Kansas.  

To learn more about the Homestead Rebate, click HERE

To learn more about the Safe Senior Rebate, click HERE

Step 2.When can I apply? 

You can apply for the Homestead/Safe Senior rebates from January 2 through April 15 of each year.

If you file a tax return, the Clerk's Office cannot file a Homestead/Safe Senior claim on your behalf.  If you miss the filing deadline , you must contact the Kansas Department of Revenue at 785-368-8222 to obtain authority to file a late return. 

Step 3.What documents do I need? 

1.  Your contact information (full name, complete home address, date of birth and telephone number).  If you want your check mailed to a different address, please provide the mailing address and mark separately as your preferred mailing address.

2.  Proof of income for all persons living in your home.  Documents accepted are:

  • W-2, 1099
  • Social Security statement (received at the beginning of the year showing how much you received for the previous year {usually has pink boxes with total amounts on the form})
  • Railroad retirement statement
  • Veteran's disability statement
  • Bank interest statements
  • Food stamp award
  • Child support income

3. A copy of your most recent real estate tax statement.

4. Your Homestead/Safe Senior rebate can be directly deposited into your bank account.  Please provide a copy of a bank deposit form that includes your account number and bank routing number. 

Step 4.How do I submit my documents?

MAIL

You can mail your documents to the Clerk's Office.  We will return your original documents to you.

FAX

You can fax your documents to the Clerk's Office at (913) 573-5299

EMAIL

You can email your information to the Clerk's Office at Clerkwest@wycokck.org.

IN PERSON

You can bring your information to the Clerk's Office during regular business hours.  A mask is required to enter all UG buildings during COVID-19 protocols.  

We will copy your personal information and return to you while you are here.  During COVID-19 protocols, you will not be able to wait for your application to be processed.  

Step 5.How long will it take to receive my rebate?

The Clerk's Office will process your application and mail you a copy for your records within 10 business days of our receipt. 

You should receive your rebate from the State of Kansas approximately 4-6 weeks after your application has been processed. 

Step 6.What is the Advancement Program?

The Advancement program applies to your Homestead/Safe Senior rebate. 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 each year.  This advancement from the State is received in November at the Treasurer's Office on behalf of those taxpayers that qualified for a homestead tax refund the previous year and elected to participate in the program. It allows the taxpayer a credit to be used against the payment of their first half of real estate taxes. These tax payments are due December 20.  

 DON'T FORGET TO SEE IF YOU QUALIFY FOR THE Utility/Sales Tax REBATEs AVAILABLE through the Clerk's Office.