Skip to content

New homestead tax exemptions available for claimants 65 and 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.
The Iowa Department of Revenue has advised all eligible claimants to apply for homestead again so that they can attest to their age for the exemption.  The Homestead Tax Credit and Exemption form can be found and downloaded from the county’s website under: and click on the assessor’s department. The form must be submitted to the Taylor County Assessor’s Office before the deadline of July 1st.  Please contact the Taylor County’s Assessor’s Office at 712-523-2444 with questions.

Leave a Comment