GF Senior Center helped local seniors save more than $53k in rent rebates, property tax credits in 2011This year, 106 senior home renters were assisted with rent rebate forms, saving an average of $300 a person.
By: Herald Staff Report, Grand Forks Herald
Some Grand Forks senior citizens have saved hundreds of dollars this year, thanks to help from the Grand Forks Senior Center.
According to a new release, the center helps elderly complete complicated rent rebate and property tax credit forms and saved area seniors, in total, more than $53,000 in 2011.
This year, 106 senior home renters were assisted with rent rebate forms, saving an average of $300 a person, the release reads. These forms must be received by the State Tax Commissioner by the end of May each year. According to the release, most seniors only need to qualify one time for a rebate to continue to receive rebates annually.
Property tax credits are available for homeowners 65 years old and older and were originally put in place by the state legislature. With help from the Senior Center, 14 senior homeowners will be credited a total of $22,000 toward their property taxes this year, according to the release. Deadlines for this program are usually in February or March each year.
Those interested in assistance should contact the Grand Forks Senior Center at (701) 772-7245 or visit www.gfseniorcenter.org.