To qualify for 2014:

  • You must have been a legal resident of Wisconsin for all of 2014, from January 1 through December 31.
  • You must have been 18 years of age or older on December 31, 2014.
  • You cannot be claimed as a dependent on someone else's 2014 federal income tax return. (Note: This limitation does not apply if you were 62 years of age or over on December 31, 2014.)
  • Your household income must have been less than $24,680 for 2014.
  • You must have been the owner or renter of your Wisconsin home during 2014.
  • You must not have lived for the entire year 2014 in housing that is exempt from property taxes.
  • You must not, at the time of filing a claim, be living in a nursing home and receiving Title XIX medical assistance.
  • You must not be claiming Wisconsin farmland preservation credit for 2014.
  • You must not be claiming the veterans and surviving spouses property tax credit on the 2014 real estate taxes.
  • Only one claim may be filed per household (husband and wife residing together).
  • No claim may be filed on behalf of a person after his or her death.
  • You must not have received Wisconsin Works (W2) payments of any amount or county relief payments of $400 or more for each month of 2014. (Note: If you received any amount of a Wisconsin Works (W2) payment in 2014 or county relief payments of $400 or more for any month in 2014, your property taxes and rent have to be reduced by one-twelfth for each month you received any of these benefits.)

Note: You need not be a homeowner to qualify. Renters as well as persons who reside in mobile or manufactured homes or nursing homes that are subject to property taxes may also qualify to file a claim.

Did you qualify in previous years but did not claim the credit? Wisconsin allows qualifying taxpayers to file for the credit for up to 4 previous years.

Contact RDK Tax & Accounting for details.


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