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Deadline nears for WDH tax refund program

Aug 11, 2015 From staff reports

State residents who may qualify for the Wyoming Department of Health Tax Refund for Elderly and Disabled Program are reminded to submit applications by Aug. 31.

The Tax Refund for Elderly and Disabled Program provides a financial benefit for qualified applicants intended as a refund of sales and use taxes, property taxes and utility and energy costs.

"Many older adults and disabled individuals in Wyoming could really use the extra financial help this program can provide," said Bonnie Runnels, Tax Refund for Elderly and Disabled Program manager. "We encourage anyone who thinks they may be eligible to complete an application."

Those eligible, by statute, are individuals 65 years of age or older, or 18 years of age or older and 100 percent disabled for one full year before the application date. Income limits, based on 2014 income, are $17,500 for single individuals and $28,500 for married couples. Refund amounts are based on actual income with the maximum benefit for a qualified single person set at $800 and $900 for qualified married couples.

New applications are needed each year and eligibility is determined by WDH. Applications must be postmarked by Aug. 31; checks are mailed for qualified applicants by Dec. 20.

Local senior centers have applications and details.

For more information, call 1-866-989-8901 or e-mail edtax.refund@wyo.gov.

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