Mahaska County Courthouse

Assessor: Credits and Exemptions

Below are some of the most common property tax credits and exemptions. You can find forms for these and many more on the Iowa Department of Revenue website.

Department of Revenue Website

Forms can be returned to our office by regular mail or email at kraft@mahaskacountyia.gov or thomas@mahaskacountyia.gov. Please include your contact information on the form.


Business Property Tax Credit

For commercial or industrial properties used as a business unit.  Deadline for filing is July 1; credits signed after July 1 are applied for the following assessment year.

Homestead Credit (Regular or Disabled Veteran)

For those who both own and occupy their home in Mahaska County.  Deadline for filing is July 1; credits signed after July 1 are applied for the following assessment year.

Disabled veterans will need to supply a copy of their DD214 and a benefits letter dated within the last twelve months. If you have questions about qualifying, please contact the Mahaska County Veteran’s Affairs Office at 641-673-7727.

Military Exemption

For those who served in a qualifying time period.  Deadline for filing is July 1; credits signed after July 1 are applied for the following assessment year.

A DD214 recorded in Mahaska County is required for this exemption. If you have questions about qualifying, please contact the Mahaska County Veteran’s Affairs Office at 641-673-7727.

Family Farm Tax Credit

For those who own and operate their farms. Active farmers include the property owner's son/daughter, sister/brother, aunt/uncle, niece/nephew, or grandparents. Deadline for filing is November 1; credits signed after November 1 are applied for the following assessment year.