PIERRE, SD – Elderly and Disabled South Dakotans have until April 1, 2021 to apply for property tax relief as part of the Assessment Freeze for Elderly and Disabled People in South Dakota.
The program prevents a qualified homeowner’s property valuation from increasing for tax purposes. If the real value of the home increases, the homeowner will still pay property taxes on the lower value.
To be eligible for the Elderly and Disabled People’s Freeze Assessment, individuals must meet the following qualifications:
- Have an income of less than $ 29,565.46 for a single-member household (only one person in the household) or less than $ 36,956.82 for a multiple-member household.
- You have owned or held a living property in a single family for at least a year and have been a South Dakota resident for at least a year.
- You lived in a single-family house for at least 200 days of the previous calendar year
- Be 65 years of age or older or be disabled (within the meaning of the Social Insurance Act)
Unmarried widows / widowers of people who have previously qualified for the program may still qualify under certain circumstances.
The valuation limit for the program is $ 202,943 or more of its full and true value. This means that properties valued above the limit are only eligible if the applicant has previously qualified.
Applications must be submitted to your local treasurer by April 1st. Applications are available from your local treasurer’s offices or can be printed on the Treasury Department’s website at https://sddor.seamlessdocs.com/f/pt38. For more information, visit https://dor.sd.gov/individuals/taxes/property-tax/relief-programs/#freeze or call (800) 829-9188, option 2.