Missouri counties want to freeze seniors’ property assessments, but aren’t sure they can

The freezing of property tax assessments for Missourians 62 and older looks, at best, fuzzy.

The state adopted a law this year that lets counties give that property tax assessment freeze when homeowners become eligible for Social Security. And it allowed counties to throw in a yearly tax credit to give older residents even more tax relief.

But counties don’t yet fully understand the new rules. Local leaders have called the language “poorly designed” and “very ill-written.”

So far, five…

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