Hi, my name is Carletta Lino, and I am a senior who paid monthly rent for ten years to live in one of the Valley’s many apartment complexes. Today, I still pay rent to live in a private home. 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 more than a decade 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 Property Tax Refund Credit 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 on the deadline and received a refund of $439. In 2015, I filed once again for the credit and received $527. In 2016, I filed and received only $170 due to changes in my personal circumstances. I filed again in 2017 and received a $527 refund. When I filed in 2018, I received another refund of $527. When I filed in 2019, I again received a refund of $527, and in 2020 I received another refund for $527. With my most recent filing in 2021, I received a refund of only $221 due to my shared residency. That's a whopping $3,465 dollars in my pocket and all I had to do is file some paperwork with the state that legally entitled me to receive this money.
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 $500 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 a 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 $3,465 in refunds from the Arizona Property Tax Refund Credit program. If that amount of money was due you, wouldn’t you want to collect it right away? Or would you rather give more than $3,400 to the Arizona State Treasurer’s Office? That is most likely 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 eight 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 $3,465 in Arizona Property Tax Refund Credit money. Just as important, I have
filed for the cost of a postage stamp in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and in 2021, my most recent filing.
I am an experienced Arizona Property Tax Refund Credit filer on rent I paid in those years. Let me help you be a successful first-time filer for the Arizona Property Tax Refund Credit on rent that you have paid in 2021, and on rent that you will pay in the years to come. While I do charge a small fee of $19.99 for my eBook, "How to Claim the Arizona State Property Tax Refund Credit (ASPTRC) for Senior Renters," my goal is to spread the word to seniors in need of a little extra money to make ends meet through my website. What better way and time than now for a senior's need for foresight into the preservation of income to help alleviate desperation during a senior's golden years that helps to act as a buffer to counteract the 41-year high rise in the inflation rate we are seeing in today's economy affecting all families.