Property Tax Reduction Program

You must apply with our office between January 1 and May 17, 2021.

The Property Tax Reduction (Circuit Breaker) program reduces property taxes* for qualified applicants. The amount of reduction is based on income for the previous calendar year.

If you qualify, the property taxes on your home and up to one acre of land may be reduced by as much as $1,320.

*Property Tax Reduction benefits will not reduce solid waste, irrigation, or other fees charged by government entities.

  1. Who Qualifies?
  2. How to Apply
  3. Documentation of Income
  4. Income Guidelines
  5. Additional Tax Relief Options
  6. Helpful Links

2021 Deadline Has Been Extended to May 17

Qualifications may change on a yearly basis.

Below are the 2021 qualifications.

You may qualify for property tax reduction in 2021 if you:

1.   Owned and lived in a home or mobile home in Idaho that was your primary residence before

April 15, 2021 (You may qualify if you lived in a care facility or nursing home. Contact your county assessor for information.), and

2.   Had income of $31,900 or less for 2020, and

3.   Met one or more of the following status requirements as of January 1, 2021:

  • Age 65 or older 
  • Widow(er)
  • Blind
  • Fatherless or Motherless child under 18 years of age 
  • Former Prisoner of War/Hostage
  • Veteran with a 10% or more service-connected disability or receiving a pension from Veterans Affairs (VA) for a non-service-connected disability
  • Disabled as recognized by the Social Security Administration, Railroad Retirement Board, or Federal Civil Service. If you’re not covered by the listed agencies, then disabled as recognized by a public employee retirement system.