Tax Refund For Elderly & Disabled Program


Tax Refund For
Elderly & Disabled
Wyoming Department
Of Health

460 Hathaway Building
Cheyenne, Wy 82002


Toll Free Number
1-866-989-8901
Fax 1-307-777-5896
Email: edtax.refund@wyo.gov


Web page: http://www.health.wyo.gov/main/tred.html
http://www.health.wyo.gov/default.aspx

For a complete copy of the program
rules and regulations, please send an
email to: edtax.refund@wyo.gov










Helping Wyoming citizens one
refund at a time


CURRENT PROPERTY TAX
REFUND/CREDIT/DEFERRAL
PROGRAMS IN WYOMING


VETERAN'S PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION

Property tax exemption available to a qualifying veteran or his or her surviving spouse.

Applications:Local County Assessor


PROPERTY TAX REFUND PROGRAM

Application forms are available from:
Your Local County Treasurer
or
Wyoming Department of Revenue
122 W. 25th St, 2 West
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002-0110.
307-777-7320



PROPERTY TAX DEFERRAL PROGRAM

Currently only available in Teton County.

A program to defer (not refund or credit) property taxes on a qualifying residence.

Applications: Local County Assessor



PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Everyday bills and other expenses can sure add up. Many older and disables Wyoming residents could use a little extra financial help. Administered by the Wyoming Department of Health, the tax Refund for Elderly & Disabled program provides an allowance to help cover sales and use taxes, and utility and energy costs to qualified residents.

Public notice of this program is made though paid newspaper advertising, direct mail to previous applicants, outreach to senior centers and news releases around the state.

Applications can be picked up from local senior centers from June 01, thru the last working day in August.

To receive a refund, qualified residents must submit a new application each year.

PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY

Those eligible by statue for this program are individuals who are 65 years of age or older or 18 years of age or older and totally (100 Percent) disabled. Income for these individuals must be less than $17,500 per year if single or $28,500 per year if married. Residency for 12 months prior to the date of application.

For a qualified single individual, the amount of refund varies between $250 and up to $800. Income of $10,000 and below entitles the individuals to the full refund established by the program. The refund is prorated for incomes between $10,000 and $17,500.

For married couple, the amount of refund varies between $216 and up to $900. Income of $16,000 and below entitles the individuals to the full refund established by the program. The refund is prorated for incomes between $16,000 and $28,500.


IMPORTANT PROGRAM NOTES

* There are three types of applicant; joint, single or joint with deceased spouse only if a spouse died during 2014 or 2015.

* Qualified applicants must be age 65 or over or totally disabled (100 percent) for at least one full year prior to the application date.

* Total household assets must not exceed $30,279.00 per adult household member, per W.S. 39-11-1109 (c)vii.

* Refunds shall be reduced by the dollar amount received from any veteran's exemption under W. S. 39-13-105, or any property tax refund under W.S. 39-11-109 (c)(iii).

* Due to medical privacy laws we will not ask for your social security number, Instead, we will ask for the form number imprinted on applications in the upper right hand corner the starts with "14," or your last and first name.

Total Number of Records for Income Year 2013



QUALIFICATION
TYPE
TOTAL
COUNT
PERCENT AVERAGE
REFUND
DISABLED 3190 54.62% 684.48
AGE 65 OR OVER 2649 45.36% 552.56
PREVIOUSLY
QUALIFIED
1 .02% 459.01
RETURN TYPE
SINGLE 5256 90.00% 627.45
JOINT 527 9.02% 600.44
JOINT WITH DECEASED
SPOUSE
57 .98% 585.84


Fiscal Year 2014 Sources of Revenue to Wyoming's General Fund



Sales and Use Tax
30.7%
Severance Tax
17.0%
All other sources
10.5%
Interest Income
34.9%