201 West Platt St. Maquoketa, IA 52060
Jackson County Assessor Office

Application for Homestead Tax Credit

    Iowa Code chapter 425 and Iowa Administrative Code rule 701 – 80.1

    This application must be filed or postmarked to your city or county assessor on or before July 1 of the year in which the credit is first claimed. Upon filing and allowance of the claim, the claim is allowed on that homestead for successive years without further filing as long as the person qualifies for the homestead credit. A claim filed after July 1 of the year for which the person is claiming the credit shall be considered a claim filed for the following year. Contact information for all assessors can be found at the Iowa State Association of Assessors website: (www.iowa-assessors.org).

    Property Information


    I began to occupy this homestead on this date: and will occupy the dwelling house, in good faith, on July 1 and for at least six months during that calendar year, or I am confined in a nursing home, extended-care facility, or hospital and the homestead is maintained and not leased or rented, or I am on active duty in the military.

    I declare residency in Iowa for purposes of income taxation and that no other application for homestead credit has been filed on other property.




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    I, the undersigned, declare under penalties of perjury or false certificate, that I have examined this application, and, to the best of my knowledge and belief, it is true, correct, and complete.