Important Information

Notice: Effective January 1, 2013, Renters will no longer be able to submit a Homestead Property Tax Refund Claim to the Kansas Department of Revenue. If you are the homeowner of a mobile or manufactured home and rent the land it sits on, you can still submit a claim on the home. You won't be able to claim any portion of the rent you paid on the land.

Welcome to Homestead Webfile

Kansas Homestead claims (K-40H) and Kansas Property Tax Relief claims (K-40PT) can now be filed using our electronic Webfile system. This filing method is safe and secure and you could get your refund faster if you use the direct deposit option! Only one claim can be filed per Household. Claims can be submitted after December 31, 2013, but no later than April 15, 2014.

What is a Homestead Refund?

The Homestead Refund is a rebate of a portion of the property taxes paid on a Kansas resident's homestead. Your refund percentage is based on your total household income. The refund is a percentage of your general property tax excluding specials. Tax on property valued at more than $350,000 does not qualify. The maximum refund is $700. Filers eligible for the Kansas Property Tax Relief claim receive 75% of their property tax with no maximum limit. Individuals are only eligible for one claim. WebFile determines the claim that is most beneficial to the household.

Who May Qualify to Complete a Claim On-Line?

The Homestead Refund Program is for homeowners who were residents of Kansas ALL of 2013. As a Kansas resident the entire year, you are eligible if your total household income is $32,900 or less and you:

  • Were born before January 1, 1958, or
  • Were blind or totally and permanently disabled all of 2013, or
  • Have a dependent child who lived with you the entire year who was born before January 1, 2013, and was under the age of 18 all of 2013.

The Kansas Property Tax Relief claim is for homeowners with countable household income of $18,600 or less and born before January 1, 1948.

Who Can NOT Claim On-Line

  • If you had more than 15 household members during the entire year of 2013. Members of Household are any child or adult who lived with you at any time during the tax year. You will have to file on paper; OR
  • If your homestead is NOT subject to property taxes then you do NOT qualify to file on-line or on paper; OR
  • A person owning or occupying a homestead, that is not rental property, with an appraised valuation for property tax purposes that exceeds $350,000 does NOT qualify to file for a homestead refund on-line or on paper.

What you need to file On-Line

  • Your refund amount from your 2012 claim
  • Your banking information if you would like to have your refund directly deposited into your bank account;
  • All information regarding any Household Income. (Examples are: taxable & nontaxable wages, salaries, self employment, interest, dividends, earned income credit, social security, SSI benefits, disability payments, any retirement benefits, unemployment, alimony, welfare and temporary assistance payments, foster home care payments, gambling winnings, jury duty payments, etc.)
  • If you were required to file a state or federal tax return for 2013, you may be required to input some information from that return;
  • All Household members’ personal information such as name, social security number, date of birth, etc.
  • A Web browser that can handle 128-bit encryption (since this is a secure site). This includes most U.S. versions of Internet Explorer, Firefox, Netscape, Mozilla, Opera, Safari, and other browsers.
  • Some state tax forms are available online in Adobe PDF file format. If you do not have the Adobe viewer, you may need to download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print these files.
  • A printer to print your filing confirmation page, summary of your filing, payment voucher form, or tax schedule forms.

What is a Homestead?

A homestead is a house, mobile or manufactured home that is subject to general property taxes.

What is a Household?

A household is you, or you and your spouse who occupy a homestead, or you and one or more individuals NOT related as husband and wife who together occupy a homestead.

Processing of Refund Claims:

If you qualify for a refund you will have the option to have it directly deposited in a bank account or you can choose to have it mailed to you. Normal processing time for an error-free and complete homestead refund claim is 10 to 12 weeks. Claims requiring correspondence may take longer.

Refund Information Line – 1-800-894-0318

If you have a touch-tone phone and wish to inquire about your refund, call our toll-free refund line at 1-800-894-0318. To access your information on the automated system, you will need your Social Security number and the exact amount of your refund.

Amending Returns:

Filers are able to amended current year returns. If you filed your original Homestead claim using WebFile, you can log back into WebFile and select the amendment option to correct errors then submit the claim to replace the original. If you did not complete your original claim online, you must initiate a new claim and select the option to file the new claim as amended.