On May 4, 2023, Governor Reynolds signed House File 718, establishing a homestead tax exemption for claimants 65 years of age or older.
In addition to the homestead tax credit, eligible claimants who own the home they live in and are 65 years of age or older on or before January 1 of the assessment year are now eligible for a homestead tax exemption. For the assessment year beginning on January 1, 2023, the exemption is for $3,250 of taxable value. For assessment years beginning on or after January 1, 2024, the exemption is for $6,500 of taxable value. An exemption is a reduction in the taxable value of the property rather than a direct reduction in the amount of property tax you pay.
The Iowa Department of Revenue has amended the Homestead Tax Credit and Exemption (54-208) to allow claimants to apply for the new exemption. Applications are due July 1 to your local assessor. If the exemption is granted, the exemption will be allowed for future years without future filing as long as the claimant continues to qualify.
TAMA COUNTY ASSESSOR --- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE --- 2023 ASSESSED VALUATIONS HAVE BEEN POSTED TO THE WEBSITE
The assessed value should not be confused with taxable value or the tax bill. If you have any questions concerning your assessment, please contact our office. Property owners may request an informal review of the 2023 Assessment from April 2nd-April 25th. The dates to appeal to the Board of Review are April 2nd-May 1st. Petition forms are available in our office and on our website under Forms.
TAMA COUNTY ASSESSOR --- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE --- JULY 17, 2020
GIS MAPS/AERIALS --- IF YOU HAVE TROUBLE WITH THE IMAGERY, YOU MIGHT WANT TO USE A DIFFERENT INTERNET BROWSER. THE NEW GIS MAP FORMAT IS NOT COMPATIBLE WITH INTERNET EXPLORER. WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU USE A DIFFERENT BROWSER (SEARCH ENGINE) SUCH AS GOOGLE, CHROME OR FIREFOX.
NAME SEARCH --- THE NAME SEARCH FEATURE HAS BEEN REACTIVATED AND IS AVAILABLE AGAIN.
We now have our agricultural data on-line. We used the new CSR2 and Land Use Layer for our 2015 valuation. The Average CSR is broken into each "land use". If you want the average CSR for the entire parcel, you will need to divide the Total CSR points by the total acres. The Net CSR column is adjusted down for assessment purposes.
These are the Land Use Codes:
BS = Building Site Permanent Pasture = PP River = RI
CR = Cropped Wildlife Habitat = WH-A Pond = PD-A
NCR = Non-Cropped Forest Reserve = FR-A
We now have a search by map. If you only know the general area a property is located, you can search using the GIS Maps.
The parcels on our site now have a link to the treasurer's site, so we now have tax information.
It is located at the top left of the parcel.