What is a Homestead Credit?
The homestead credit is a property tax credit for Iowa residents who own and occupy their homestead on July 1st and for at least six months of the calendar year. It is a tax credit funded by the state, for qualified homeowners and is based on the first $4,850 of actual value of the homestead. You may apply for this credit in person in the Assessor’s Office.

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1. What is a Homestead Credit?
2. What is a Military Exemption?
3. How do I apply for Homestead Credit or Military Exemption?
4. Do I need to sign up for the Homestead Credit every year?
5. I know I applied for the Homestead Credit and/or Military Credit, why is it not on my tax statement?
6. What is the Business Property Tax Credit, and how can I apply?
7. What Credits and Exemptions might I be eligible for?