Deadline Approaching For Property Tax Refund Program

Posted on 05/23/23 by Tom Lacock

Tax

 AARP Wyoming is reminding its members not to miss the June 5 deadline to apply for this year’s Wyoming Property Tax Refund Program. 

According to Wyoming Department of Revenue Director Brenda Henson, the department has already received about 4,500 applications for the Property Tax Refund Program and sent out almost $600,000 in refund checks.  According to state law, the Revenue Department must send all checks out by the end of September. 

To apply for a refund, visit your county treasurer’s office, go online to WPTRS.wyo.gov, or call 307 777-7320. Please remember to provide proof of income and a receipt showing payment of your 2022 property taxes in your application.

Henson joined AARP Wyoming for a TeleTown Hall to discuss the Wyoming Property Tax Refund Program and the application process on April 18. The call attracted over 1,700 listeners. To hear the complete call, click here - https://vekeo.com/event/aarpwyoming-82924/

During the AARP TeleTown Hall, Henson told listeners to the call that property values remain high in Wyoming, as all but Niobrara and Sweetwater Counties saw double-digit increases in median property tax, and six counties saw a better than a 20% increase in the median property tax amount from 2021 to 2022. 

Henson also told listeners to our call that thanks to the passage of HB99 this year, more Wyomingites are eligible for higher refunds than in the past. Citizens are now allowed to have up to $150,000 in assets per adult member of the household. Applicants are not required to claim their home, retirement account, or one car per household member as a part of that $150,000. 

As a reminder, refund applicants must show a paid tax bill and documentation supporting their claims of income. Once citizens pay tax for 2022, they can get a receipt from a county treasurer.  There is no documentation required for asset verification. Those who derive business income from the property they are asking for a refund on will also be required to send income verification on that money as well.

Another change to the program means if your property tax bill exceeds more than 10% for your total income, you are now eligible for a refund without meeting the asset test of $150,000 per household member.

Those requesting a refund, can now apply for up to 75% of their property tax bill, but in no instance shall the amount of refund exceed one-half of the median residential tax liability for the county where the property is located.  Henson says applicants must include proof of they have paid the 2022 property tax tax in full.

This story is provided by AARP Wyoming. Visit the AARP Wyoming page for more news, events, and programs affecting retirement, health care, and more.

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