Property tax relief deadline set for South Dakota seniors and disabled

PIERRE, SD – April 1 has been set as the deadline for elderly and disabled people in South Dakota to apply for property tax relief under South Dakota’s assessment freeze program for people elderly and disabled.

According to a release from the South Dakota Department of Revenue, to be eligible for the program, individuals must meet the following requirements:

  • Have an income of less than $30,423 for a one-person household, i.e. only one person in the household, or less than $38,029 for a multi-member household
  • Own or maintain a life estate in a single-family home for at least one year and have resided in South Dakota for at least one year
  • Have resided in the single family home for at least 200 days of the previous calendar year
  • Be aged 65 or over or be disabled, as defined by social security law
  • Unremarried widows or widowers of those who previously qualified for the program may still be eligible under certain circumstances

Under the program, an eligible homeowner’s property assessment cannot increase for tax purposes, but if the actual value of the home increases, the homeowner still pays property taxes on the lower value.

The program appraisal limit is $208,828 or more of full and actual value. This means that properties assessed above the limit are not eligible unless the applicant has already qualified.

Applications can be found at your local county treasurer’s offices or can be printed from the Department of Revenue website here.

For more information about the program, you can visit here or call 800-829-9188, option 2.

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