The amount of the program's tax credit is based upon a sliding income scale that is approved by the Town Council annually. Currently, the tax credit is between $450 and $2,100 based on income brackets up to $37,000. Please contact the Town Assessor's office at (401) 789-9331 ext. 1220 for more information.
Qualifications for the Elderly Homeowner's Tax Credit Program for the 2016 tax roll are as follows:
Applicant or spouse must be 65 years of age or older as of December 31, 2015.
Applicant must be a full or partial owner of the premises you occupy, and have owned and occupied property in South Kingstown for the past 5 years.
Applicant's total gross household income must not exceed $37,000 for 2015.
Proof of income such as W-2 forms, Social Security benefit statement or Form SSA-1099, private pension, dividend and interest statements must be provided annually in order to qualify for benefits.
For capital gains, applicant must also provide both 2015 tax return and the 1099 provided by the brokerage firm. Applications cannot be accepted without these documents.
Applicant must be legally domiciled in South Kingstown - must be registered to vote in South Kingstown and motor vehicles must be registered in South Kingstown.
Application deadline is April 30, 2016. Contact the Town Assessor's Office if this deadline is missed.