Property Tax Reduction

DEADLINE FOR PROPERTY TAX REDUCTION (aka CIRCUIT BREAKER) APPLICATIONS APRIL 17, 2018

April 17, 2018 is the deadline for filing Property Tax Reduction Applications with the County Assessor’s Office.  Property Tax Reduction (aka Circuit Breaker) applications must be filed each year and can save qualified homeowners up to $1,320 in their annual property tax bill.

Homeowners may qualify for the program if, as of January 1, 2018, they are 65 years of age or older, blind, a widow/widower of any age, recognized as disabled by certain government agencies, a former prisoner of war or hostage, a disabled veteran, or a motherless or fatherless child under 18.

In order to qualify, an applicant’s adjusted gross income for 2017 cannot exceed $30,050 and have a Homeowner’s Exemption for their primary residence.  To be considered for the tax reduction this year, a homeowner must file their application with the County Assessor’s Office between January 1 and April 17, 2018.

To find out if you qualify, please contact the Blaine County Assessor’s Office at the Courthouse Annex, located at 219 S 1st Ave, Ste. 101, Hailey.  Our phone number is:  208-788-5535. Information regarding the program is also available on the State Tax Commission website at https://tax.idaho.gov/i-1051.cfm