WAILUKU, Hawaii – The Maui County Council today passed Bill 95 (2013) to extend to Jan. 31 the application deadline for the “circuit breaker” tax relief program, Councilmember Mike White announced.
“I encourage all candidates for the circuit breaker tax credit to apply for the exemption,” Councilmember White said at today’s Council meeting. “Even if there are qualification doubts, apply anyway.”
The County’s Department of Finance shall notify homeowner applicants who do not qualify for the circuit breaker tax credit on or before March 1.
Councilmember White, who chairs the Council’s Budget and Finance Committee, said the circuit breaker tax credit is intended to help alleviate hardships of homeowners with a household income of no more than $100,000 and building values of no more than $400,000 in paying for their real property taxes. Applicants whose real property taxes exceed 2 percent of their adjusted gross income may apply for the homeowner exemption.
“Our intent is to make the system more effective by identifying those who really need the credit,” Councilmember White said.
The circuit breaker tax credit application is available at www.mauicounty.gov/CircuitBreakerApp.
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