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How Utah’s Circuit Breaker Tax Relief Program Could Save You Money

Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City

A recent AARP survey found aging in place is extremely important to 84% of Utahns 45 and older. Three in five of those surveyed say rising property taxes could impact their ability to remain in their home as they age.

But did you know you might qualify for tax relief from the state? The Circuit Breaker program offers tax relief to renters and homeowners who meet the requirements laid out by the Utah State Tax Commission.

HOW TO QUALIFY FOR THE HOMEOWNERS TAX CREDIT

  • At least 66 years-old
  • Have a maximum income of $40,840
  • Applications must be filed with the local county government by September 1st
  • Maximum possible refund: $1,259

HOW TO QUALIFY FOR THE RENTER REFUND

  • At least 66 years-old
  • Have a maximum income of $40,840
  • Applications must be filed with the Utah State Tax Commission between May 1st and December 31st
  • Maximum possible refund: $1,210

You might also qualify for tax relief if you fall into one of the following categories:

  • Veterans with a Disability Exemption
  • Active or Reserve Duty Armed Forces Exemption
  • Blind Exemption
  • Indigent Abatement/Deferral
  • An unmarried surviving spouse, regardless of age

For more information and to see if you qualify, visit the Utah Tax Commission webpage by clicking HERE.

You can also watch AARP Utah's Advocacy Director Joe Hirabayashi discussing the Circuit Breaker program on KSL-TV.

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