Hi, my name is Carletta Lino, and I am a senior who pays monthly rent and who lives in one of the Valley’s many apartment complexes. Arizona is the first state that I have ever lived in that charges its residents, including seniors, tax on their monthly rent payments. I was hit with this big surprise when I first moved here from the east coast. That was seven years ago, and I have learned an important secret to getting some of my rent money back at the end of each year.
Do you want to know that secret? Most Arizona seniors do, and that is why I decided to create this website and start reaching out to all of you. Let’s start by taking a look at the money that I have received from the Arizona State Property Tax Credit Refund program since I became eligible to file in 2014.
My journey with the state’s property tax credit started in 2014, which is the first year that I met all of the eligibility criteria laid out for you on this website. I successfully filed before the deadline and received a refund of $460. In 2015, I once again filed for the credit and received $527. In 2016, I filed and received only $170 due to changes in my personal circumstances.
Did you notice that I have never received the same amount? This happens in response to a variety of factors that are used to determine what each Arizona senior is eligible to receive back, and this is why I cannot tell you or anyone else exactly how much your refund may be at the end of any given year. It’s personal, but I’m sharing my numbers because I want to give you some idea of what is possible.
If someone were to knock on your door and offer you a check for $400 right now, what could you do with that money? If you’re like me, you have bills that you could pay and there are quite a few luxury purchases that you would love to make if only the money were available. I understand what it’s like to live month to month on fixed social security income, and I also know what it feels like when that refund check shows up and you have a little more money to ensure that your fridge is full of nutritious food and the electric bill is paid on time.
I am committed to helping other seniors take full advantage of this tax relief program because I want more people to feel that sense of relief that comes from some extra money hitting the bank.
To date, I have earned $1,157 in refund credits from the Arizona State Property Tax Credit program. If that amount of money was due to you, wouldn’t you want to collect it right away? Or would you rather give more than $1,000 to the Arizona State Treasurer’s Office? That is exactly where this money goes if it is not claimed by its rightful owner during the tax filing season in which it was earned.
As I have mentioned earlier, for the past
three years that I have filed as a senior living on a fixed Social Security
income as my main means of financial support, I have received a total of $1,157
in Arizona State property tax credit refund money. Even more important, I have
filed for the cost of a postage stamp in 2014, 2015, and 2016.
I am an experienced Arizona State property tax refund credit filer on rent I paid in those years. Let me help you be a first-time successful filer for the Arizona State Property Tax Refund Credit on rent that you have paid this year, 2017, and rent that you will pay in the years to come. While I do charge a small fee for this service, my goal is to spread the word to seniors in need of a little extra money to make ends meet.