Application Process

Apply at the Minidoka County Treasurer's Office. You can apply for your property tax reduction between January 1 and April 15. To receive this benefit, you must apply and qualify each year. It is not renewed automatically.

Required Information


You will be required to show proof of your lawful presence in the United States, income, paid medical expenses, and any disability when you file your application. If you are missing some of this information bring as much of the information as possible by the April 15 deadline. You will be allowed a reasonable amount of time to complete the form after the filing deadline.

Approval


If your application is approved, your property tax reduction will appear on the tax notice sent to you in November. All recipients of the property tax reduction benefit must receive the Homeowner's Exemption, which reduces the taxable value of a homestead by 50% or $100,000 whichever is less.

Documentation


You must provide the Treasurer's office with the following documents:
  • Proof of legal presence in the United States
  • If disabled, provide certification of disability from VA, Social Security, Railroad or Federal Civil Service (or show proof that your claim is being processed or appealed)
  • If blind, provide certification from doctor
  • If you file a tax return, provide:
    • Federal income tax return
    • Proof of payment for non-reimbursed medical expense
    • Any documents showing income not reported on your tax return
    • A copy of federal Schedule A, if you file it with you tax return
    • If you do not file federal Schedule A, provide the following:
      • Prescription drug records from your pharmacy
      • Receipts for other medical expenses you paid that were not reimbursed by Medicare or other insurance
      • Social Security/Railroad Retirement 1099 forms
  • If you do not file a tax return, provide:
    • All 1099 forms you received
    • Proof of expenses to be deducted from business or rental property income