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More North Dakotans now are eligible for rent refund

FARGO - More North Dakota renters will be eligible for a rent refund this year because of a change made by state lawmakers, state Tax Commissioner Cory Fong said today.

FARGO - More North Dakota renters will be eligible for a rent refund this year because of a change made by state lawmakers, state Tax Commissioner Cory Fong said today.

The Tax Department offers the refund to renters who are 65 or older, or permanently and totally disabled at any age, and whose 2007 income was not more than $17,500. If 20 percent of total rent paid is more than 4 percent of their 2007 income, they could be eligible for a refund of up to $240.

The 2007 Legislature raised the income limit, which previously was $14,500. With the new $17,500 income limit, the Tax Department anticipates an additional 1,700 new applicants will participate in the renter's refund program, according to a news release.

Mobile home residents also may be eligible for a refund of part of the lot rent they paid.

The deadline for filing for the refund is May 31.

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Last year, the Tax Department paid more than 1,300 refunds totaling nearly $190,000. The average refund was about $145.

For more information, call the Tax Department in Bismarck at (701) 328-3127 or toll-free at (800) 638-2901, option 5.

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