Thursday, March 26, 2015

Seniors & Disabled May Qualify For Utility Tax Rebate From Wentzville

From April 1 through May 30, eligible Wentzville residents may apply for a City-utility tax refund.  The refund is that portion of the “City Tax” or “Franchise Tax” listed on the resident’s electric, gas and phone bills.  The application is for a refusnd of all franchise taxes paid on these utilities during 2014.

To be eligible for the refund, individuals must rent or own their own residence in the City of Wentzville, be at least 65 years old or be designated totally disabled by Social Security, and have a maximum 2014 gross income of not more than $37,600 for a single-person household and $43,000 for a married-couple household.  This refund program is based on your total gross income for filing year 2014, social security income included.

Residents may apply for the refund at City Hall, 310 W. Pearce Blvd., or at the Public Works facility, 200 E. Fourth St.. Residents will need to bring proof of residency (such as a current utility bill), income, age and/or disability, and copies of their gas, electric and primary phone bills for 2014.  Also, to comply with Missouri’s section 208.009, which prohibits a local public benefit being distributed to illegal aliens, residents will be required to present one of the following: a driver’s license, Social Security card or birth certificate.  For more information, please call the Finance Department at (636) 639-2155.             

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