The second half of the 2020 taxes are due from March 1 to March 31 without penalty. Sanctions will begin on April 1, 2022.
I would also like to inform all Webster County homeowners of the current options available to the State of Iowa to reduce property taxes if you qualify. The Treasurers Association and the Department of Revenue have come together to add to the Iowa Property Tax Credit Claim already in place, also known as the Disabled/Senior Citizens Credit (DSC) claim.
You must be 65 or older or 18 or older and totally disabled on December 31 of the year you file a claim.
Total household income cannot exceed $24,354.00, when filing your form you will need to
include proof of income. If you are totally disabled, we would also need a form stating that you are disabled, dated the time of diagnosis and your proof of income.
This is new to the form, if you are 70 years old and household income is below 250% of the federal poverty level, there is a federal poverty level chart to follow to check the reduced amount allowed if you qualify .
Mobile home owner request for reduced tax rate
To be eligible: You must be 65 or older or 18 or older and totally disabled as of December 31 of the year you apply.
Total household income cannot exceed $24,354.00, when filing your form, you
must include proof of income. If you are totally disabled, we would also need a form stating that you are disabled, dated the time of diagnosis and your proof of income.
For those who are behind on your Mobile Home taxes, I would like to inform you of a NEW STOP that will be put on the renewal of your vehicles. Because a mobile home is titled, it allows all treasurers to suspend registration renewal until the property taxes are updated. This process is beginning in several Iowa counties.
The Treasurer’s Office will also authorize payments on your taxes, unless your property is subject to a tax sale.
We will not set up a payment plan for you, you can send a check or stop by the office to
make payments, and you can also do it online and the payment will be automatically taken from your account. Again, we do not set up payments through the Treasurer’s Office, that is your responsibility. Having a payment plan in place does not prevent your property from going to the tax sale. Anything left over at the time of the tax sale will go to the tax sale.
Another form you can pick up from the Treasurer’s Office is the “Rent Reimbursement” form. The bureau has no part in this process. This form is the tenant’s responsibility. All questions regarding this form should be directed to the Iowa Department of Revenue. This information is entered on the form.
If you have any questions about any of the information listed, please call the Treasurer’s Office at 515-573-2731. The website to set up payments or pay taxes can be found on the Webster County Treasurer’s page and also on Iowatreasurers.org
Brenda Angstrom is the Webster County Treasurer.