Homestead Credit Property Taxes and Rent Special Situations

Property Taxes and Rent Special Situations

  1. I purchased my home during the year. What property taxes may I claim on Schedule H, line 13, or Schedule H-EZ, line 8? Is there anything else I should attach to my Schedule H or H-EZ?

  2. I sold my home during the year. What property taxes may I claim on Schedule H, line 13? Is there anything else I should attach to my Schedule H?

  3. I resided in two homes that I owned during the year. What taxes do I claim on Schedule H, line 13, or Schedule H-EZ, line 8?

  4. What should I do if the property tax bill lists names other than or in addition to my or my spouse's name as owners of the property?

  5. What should I do if the property tax bill lists the name of my deceased spouse as an owner of the property?

  6. If I have a life estate for my home, may I claim the property taxes?

  7. What should I do if the landlord refuses to sign the rent certificate?

  8. What amount of rent can I claim if I am a renter and live with adults other than my spouse?


FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

MS 5-77
WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE
PO Box 8949
Madison WI 53708-8949
Phone: (608) 266-8641
Fax: (608) 267-1030
Email additional questions to DORHomesteadCredit@wisconsin.gov

October 23, 2018