SECOND REGULAR SESSION

HOUSE BILL NO. 1621

95TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY


 

 

INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES McNEIL (Sponsor), SUTHERLAND, ROORDA, SCHIEFFER, RUCKER, CARTER, FISCHER (107), CORCORAN, WALTON GRAY, ATKINS, CALLOWAY, HUMMEL, OXFORD, PACE, HUGHES, MORRIS, BURLISON, EMERY AND ZERR (Co-sponsors).

3313L.01I                                                                                                                                                  D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk


 

AN ACT

To repeal section 135.030, RSMo, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to senior citizens property tax relief.




Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:


            Section A. Section 135.030, RSMo, is repealed and one new section enacted in lieu thereof, to be known as section 135.030, to read as follows:

            135.030. 1. As used in this section:

            (1) The term "maximum upper limit" shall, for each calendar year after December 31, 1997, but before calendar year 2008, be the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars. For all calendar years beginning on or after January 1, 2008, the maximum upper limit shall be the sum of twenty-seven thousand five hundred dollars. In the case of a homestead owned and occupied for the entire year by the claimant, the maximum upper limit shall be the sum of thirty thousand dollars;

            (2) The term "minimum base" shall, for each calendar year after December 31, 1997, but before calendar year 2008, be the sum of thirteen thousand dollars. For all calendar years beginning on or after January 1, 2008, but ending on or before December 31, 2010, the minimum base shall be the sum of fourteen thousand three hundred dollars. For all calendar years beginning on or after January 1, 2011, the minimum base shall be the sum of sixteen thousand dollars.

            2. If the income on a return is equal to or less than the maximum upper limit for the calendar year for which the return is filed, the property tax credit shall be determined from a table of credits based upon the amount by which the total property tax described in section 135.025 exceeds the percent of income in the following list:

 If the income on the return is:           The percent is:

 Not over the minimum base         0 percent with credit not

                                                            to exceed $1,100 in actual                                                                                                      property tax or rent                                                                                                                 equivalent paid up to $750

 Over the minimum base but               1/16 percent accumulative

 not over the maximum upper              per $300 from 0 percent limit

                                                            to 4 percent.

 

The director of revenue shall prescribe a table based upon the preceding sentences. The property tax shall be in increments of twenty-five dollars and the income in increments of three hundred dollars. The credit shall be the amount rounded to the nearest whole dollar computed on the basis of the property tax and income at the midpoints of each increment. As used in this subsection, the term "accumulative" means an increase by continuous or repeated application of the percent to the income increment at each three hundred dollar level.

            3. Notwithstanding subsection 4 of section 32.057, RSMo, the department of revenue or any duly authorized employee or agent shall determine whether any taxpayer filing a report or return with the department of revenue who has not applied for the credit allowed pursuant to section 135.020 may qualify for the credit, and shall notify any qualified claimant of the claimant's potential eligibility, where the department determines such potential eligibility exists.