Tax Years 2015-2019:

  • Certain individuals are eligible to claim up to $750 if they pay rent or $1,100 if they pay real estate tax on the home they own and occupy. If you rent from a facility that does not pay property taxes, you are not eligible for a Property Tax Credit.
  • Note: A 2016 claim must be filed by April 15, 2020, or a refund will not be issued.

Tax Years 2015-2019:

  • Renters/Part Year owners:
    • If single, your total household income must be $27,500 or less.
    • If married filing combined, your total household income must be $29,500 or less.
  • Owned and Occupied your home the entire year:
    • If single, your total household income must be $30,000 or less.
    • If married filing combined, your total household income must be $34,000 or less.
  • Note: A 2016 claim must be filed by April 15, 2020, or a refund will not be issued.

Tax Years 2015-2019:

  • If you did not live together for the entire year, you may file separate claims but the income limit is $27,500 for each spouse.
  • Note: A 2016 claim must be filed by April 15, 2020, or a refund will not be issued
  • No. If you paid your 2018 real estate taxes in 2019, it must be claimed on a 2018 Property Tax Credit Claim.

Missouri adjusted income as defined in Section 143.121, RSMo and increased to reflect the following:

  • Social security and railroad retirement;
  • Veteran payments and benefits unless the claimant or spouse is a 100 percent disabled as a result of military service;
  • All other public and private pensions and annuities;
  • Public relief, public assistance, and unemployment benefits received;
  • SSI, TANF and/or child support payments received;
  • Non-business losses;
  • Wages, dividends, and interest;
  • Rental income.

Yes. The income for both spouses must be included as household income.

If two or more unmarried adults share a residence, and each pay part of the rent, only the portion paid by the claimant can be claimed. If one person pays the entire amount, a percentage of 100% will need to be taken on Form MO-CRP.

Yes. All payments for dependent children living in the home must be included as household income.

If you are required to file a Missouri Individual Income Tax Return, you must use Form MO-1040 or Form MO-1040P with a 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).

If you are unsure which form best meets your filing needs, use our Personal Tax Form Selector.

Your 2019 Property Tax Credit claim is due April 15th, 2020.

You have three years from the original due date to file a claim.

The following documentation is required (as applicable):

  • Copy of paid real estate tax receipt;
  • All 1099 forms;
  • All W-2 forms;
  • Letter from Veterans Administration;
  • Letter from Social Services, Division of Family Services (DFS), and/or Employment Security;
  • Letter from Division of Child Support Enforcement (DCSE);
  • Assessor Certification (Form 948);
  • Rent receipts or signed statement from landlord;
  • Form MO-CRP.

Your county collector's office or the city of St. Louis (leaving dor.mo.gov web space) sent you receipts when you paid your personal property and/or real estate taxes. (If you have lost your receipt(s), please contact your county collector or the city of St. Louis collector of revenue.)

A claim may be filed by the surviving spouse if the filing status is “married filing combined” and all other qualifications are met. If there is no surviving spouse, the estate may file the claim.

A copy of the death certificate must be attached. If the check to be issued in another name, a Federal Form 1310 must accompany the claim.

Any existing Power of Attorney (Form 2827) with the Department of Revenue is terminated when the death of the taxpayer is made known to the Department. A new Form 2827 and verification of personal representation is required after the death of the taxpayer, before any party may discuss the taxpayer's account with Department staff. If no personal representation was appointed, submit verification of the executor of estate or distributee.

No. Sewer lateral, penalties, interest, and other fees are local fees. They must not be included when claiming a property tax credit.

No. The property tax credit can only be received for a home that you occupy.

You can get a credit for up to five acres on which your home sits. If you have more than five acres, you must include an Assessor Certification (Form 948) indicating the amount of tax paid on five acres and your homestead.

No. According to Section 135.010 of the state statutes, the Property Tax Credit can only be claimed by a person who lives on or pays rent on a property on which property tax is paid. If a person, group, or governmental entity does not pay any property tax on a property, no one living on that property can claim the credit.

If you still have questions, please check out other Personal Tax FAQs.

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