The Wisconsin Department of Revenue provides assistance to elderly and disabled individuals completing the Wisconsin Homestead Tax Credit form Schedule H. In addition, VITA and AARP/TCE Tax-Aide Program sites assist with preparing Homestead Tax Credit forms.
Tax credit is given for property taxes or rent paid whether or not a Wisconsin Income Tax form has been filed. Must have been a resident of Wisconsin for the full year (January - December of previous year); be 18 years of age or older on Dec 31; paid property taxes or have been a renter, and have a total household income of less than $24,680 for 2014; the applicant cannot be claimed as a dependent on anyone else's federal income tax return for 2014. However, this limitation DOES NOT APPLY IF YOU WERE 62 YEARS OF AGE OR OVER ON DECEMBER 31, 2014. See the Homestead Tax Credit application form for additional qualifying criteria. You cannot file a claim if at the time of filing you are living in a nursing home and receiving Title 19/Medicaid. The filing deadline is 4 years from the initial year to be filed.
Call (414) 227-4000 to obtain a Homestead Tax Credit form or access the DOR website. From may be obtained on the 4th floor of the State Office Building on 819 N. 6th St. Forms are also availale at many libraries. Call 227-4907 to obtain the status of your Homestead Tax Credit claim. To contact the Homestead Unit in Madison, please call 608/266-8641.