Low and Moderate Income Homeowners Property Tax Relief

Section 198:56

    198:56 Definitions. –
In this subdivision:
I. " Commissioner " means the commissioner of the department of revenue administration.
II. " Homestead " means the dwelling owned by a claimant or, in the case of a multi-unit dwelling, the portion of the dwelling which is owned and used as the claimant's principal place of residence and the claimant's domicile for purposes of RSA 654:1. " Homestead " shall not include land and buildings taxed under RSA 79-A or land and buildings or the portion of land and buildings rented or used for commercial or industrial purposes. In this paragraph, the term " owned " includes:
(a) A vendee in possession under a land contract;
(b) One or more joint tenants or tenants in common; or
(c) A person who has equitable title, or the beneficial interest for life in the homestead.
III. " Household income " means the sum of the adjusted gross income for federal income tax purposes of the claimant and any adult member of the claimant's household who resides in the homestead for which a claim is made. " Household income " shall also include all income of any trust through which the claimant holds equitable title, or the beneficial interest for life, in the homestead.
IV. " Tax relief " means the low and moderate income homeowners property tax relief provided in this subdivision.
V. " New Hampshire household " means any person filing a federal income tax return as head of household or 2 or more adults who jointly share the benefit of the homestead. " New Hampshire household " shall not include those adults who share the homestead under a landlord-tenant relationship.
VI. " Dependent " means a person residing in a homestead who is claimed as a dependent for federal income tax purposes.

Source. 2001, 158:80, eff. July 1, 2002.