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Tax relief deadlines nearing

| April 14, 2023 1:00 AM

Tuesday is the last day for certain homeowners and veterans with disabilities to apply for relief from their 2022 property taxes. Applications must be submitted by that date.

New this year, Idaho homeowners can apply online at You will need an email address. You also can get paper applications on the Tax Commission’s website at or from their county assessor.

The Property Tax Reduction program (also known as the circuit breaker program) reduces property taxes by up to $1,500 on an eligible homeowner’s primary Idaho residence and up to an acre of land.

"The Idaho Legislature recently changed the law on property tax reduction,” said Idaho State Tax Commission Chairman Jeff McCray. “We recommend that homeowners check to see if they now qualify for the program.”

Homeowners must submit completed Property Tax Reduction applications by April 18, with no exceptions. They should apply for PTR now regardless of whether they’ve filed their income taxes.

Homeowners who don’t qualify for the Property Tax Reduction program might qualify for the Property Tax Deferral program, which has an application deadline of Sept. 5.

In addition, a benefit for veterans with disabilities reduces Idaho property taxes by as much as $1,500 on their home and up to an acre of land. The program doesn’t have an income limit.

When applying, veterans need to include a current letter from the VA confirming their 100% service-connected disability rating or their 100% compensation due to individual unemployability as of January 1, 2023.

Veterans with disabilities also might qualify for Idaho’s Property Tax Reduction program based on their income.

For more information about property tax relief, contact the Bonner County Assessor's Office at 208-265-1440, ext. 1216; the Idaho Tax Commission at 1 (800) 972-7660, ext. 7736; or online at

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