Bill No.: HB0138 Drafter: JDA

 

LSO No.: 09LSO-0452 Effective Date: 2/27/2009

 

Enrolled Act No.: HEA0056

 

Chapter No.: 73

 

Prime Sponsor: Representative Madden

 

Catch Title: Property tax refund program.

 

Subject: Property tax refunds.

 

 

Summary/Major Elements:

Under existing law, a person with a maximum household gross income of two-thirds of the median gross income of the county or state and maximum household assets of fifty thousand dollars will qualify for a refund of up to one half of the person's property tax liability.

 

This bill amends the property tax refund program by specifying that to be eligible for the program property taxes and any interest and penalties must be paid by the first Monday in June.

 

● The property tax refund is also amended by raising the maximum gross income to qualify for the refund to three-fourths of the median gross income of the county or state and raising the maximum household assets to one hundred thousand dollars.

 

This bill also repeals the provision which required a reduction for benefits received from the veteran's exemption, the homeowner's tax credit or property tax deferral.

 

 

Comments:

 

Applies to property taxes assessed on or after January 1, 2008.