Homestead Credit

Have you filed yet for homestead credit? Applications must be in to your county assessor before July 1st and you only have to apply once! For your convenience here is a link to the Homestead Tax Credit Form and addresses for mailing.

NEW!: Homestead Tax Exemption for Claimants 65 Years of Age or Older

On May 4, 2023, Governor Reynolds signed House File 718, establishing a homestead tax exemption for claimants 65 years of age or older.

In addition to the homestead tax credit, eligible claimants who own the home they live in and are 65 years of age or older on or before January 1 of the assessment year are now eligible for a homestead tax exemption. For the assessment year beginning on January 1, 2023, the exemption is for $3,250 of taxable value. For assessment years beginning on or after January 1, 2024, the exemption is for $6,500 of taxable value. An exemption is a reduction in the taxable value of the property rather than a direct reduction in the amount of property tax you pay.

The Iowa Department of Revenue has amended the Homestead Tax Credit and Exemption (54-028) to allow claimants to apply for the new exemption. Applications are due July 1 to your local assessor. If the exemption is granted, the exemption will be allowed for future years without future filing as long as the claimant continues to qualify.

Here is the Homestead Tax Credit Form

Polk County Assessor - 111 Court Ave #195, Des Moines, IA 50309 or email: [email protected]

Warren County Assessor - 301 N Buxton St #108, Indianola, IA 50125

Dallas County Assessor - 121 N 9th St, Adel, IA 50003 or email: [email protected] or online:

Jasper County Assessor - 101 1st St N Mech, Newton, IA 50208 or online:

Madison County Assessor - 112 N 1st St, Winterset, IA 50273

Marion County Assessor - 214 E Main St #10, Knoxville, IA 50138

For a full list of credits and exemptions visit: