CarriageTowneNews.com, Kingston, NH

May 2, 2013

Property Tax Relief


Carriage Towne News

---- — CONCORD - NH Low and Moderate Income Homeowners may receive State Education Property Tax relief by applying for such relief during the filing period - after May 1, 2013, but no later than June 30, 2013.

The Low and Moderate Income Homeowner’s Property Tax Relief provisions were designed to lessen the economic burden of the State Education Property Tax on certain at-risk taxpayers. NH residents who own a homestead subject to the State Education Property Tax, resided in the homestead as of April 1, 2012, and have a total household income of $20,000 or less if a single person (or $40,000 or less if married or head of household) may apply for property tax relief during the filing period - after May 1, 2013, but no later than June 30, 2013.

In 2012, $2.3 million of property tax relief was distributed to claim applicants. Over 11,600 claims were submitted, resulting in an average $197.62 of State Education Property Tax Relief per household. Starting on April 29, 2013, application forms (Form DP-8) will be available on the NH Department of Revenue Administration’s web site at: www.revenue.nh.gov. Older versions of the form cannot be accepted by the Department.

The form and Frequently Asked Questions brochures will also be available at most local municipal offices. In addition, many State libraries, including the thirteen or more NH State Depository libraries, allow residents to utilize their computer Internet services to complete and print a Form DP-8 for submission by mail. Residents who do not have access to the Internet or who cannot pick up a form at their local municipal office may request a form by telephone at (603) 230-5001. Please be advised, due to budget constraints, the application form will not be mailed to previously qualifying residents.

Granite State residents can find more information about the Low & Moderate Income

Homeowner’s Property Tax Relief program and check the status of their application on the Department’s website.