- Associated Press - Friday, April 25, 2014

MINOT, N.D. (AP) - More North Dakota tenants this year might qualify for money back on their rent payments due to changes in the state Renter’s Refund program.

The program provides refunds of up to $400 for renters older than 65 and renters who are disabled if they meet certain rent and income criteria. Mobile home lot rent is included.

The Legislature last year raised the program’s income eligibility limit from $26,000 a year to $42,000, and the asset limit from $150,000 to $500,000.

Applications for a refund on rent paid in 2013 must be received by the State Tax Department by May 31. More than 1,700 renters already have applied this year, with an average refund of $267, according to the Minot Daily News. Last year there were about 2,300 refunds paid, averaging $255.

“Refunds provided by the Renter’s Refund program are important to those individuals who qualify, and we don’t want anyone to miss the May 31 deadline,” Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger said in a statement.

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Online:

Application forms and instructions: http://www.nd.gov/tax/property/forms/24777.pdf

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