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a §11-25-3. Computation of relief; limits; table.
(a) The amount of any claim for relief pursuant to this article shall be limited as follows:

(1) If the gross household income of the claimant or of the claimant and the claimant's spouse was five hundred dollars or less during the calendar year to which the claim relates, the claim shall be limited to seventy-five percent of the amount of the property taxes, or rent constituting property taxes, or both, in such year on or with respect to the claimant's homestead.

(2) If the gross household income of the claimant or of the claimant and the claimant's spouse was more than five hundred dollars but not in excess of one thousand dollars during the calendar year to which the claim relates, the claim shall be limited to seventy-five percent of the amount by which the property taxes, or rent constituting property taxes, or both, in such year on or with respect to the claimant's homestead are in excess of one half of one percent of that portion of gross household income in excess of five hundred dollars but not in excess of one thousand dollars.

(3) If the gross household income of the claimant or of the claimant and the claimant's spouse was more than one thousand dollars but not in excess of two thousand dollars during the calendar year to which the claim relates, the claim shall be limited to sixty percent of the amount by which the property taxes, or rent constituting property taxes, or both, in such year on or with respect to the claimant's homestead are in excess of (i) one half of one percent of that portion of gross household income in excess of five hundred dollars but not in excess of one thousand dollars, (ii) one percent of that portion of gross household income in excess of one thousand dollars but not in excess of one thousand five hundred dollars and (iii) one and one- half percent of that portion of gross household income in excess of one thousand five hundred dollars but not in excess of two thousand dollars.

(4) If the gross household income of the claimant or of the claimant and the claimant's spouse was more than two thousand dollars but not in excess of three thousand dollars during the calendar year to which the claim relates, the claim shall be limited to forty-five percent of the amount by which the property taxes, or rent constituting property taxes, or both, in such year on or with respect to the claimant's homestead are in excess of (i) one half of one percent of that portion of gross household income in excess of five hundred dollars but not in excess of one thousand dollars, (ii) one percent of that portion of gross household income in excess of one thousand dollars but not in excess of one thousand five hundred dollars, (iii) one and one- half percent of that portion of gross household income in excess of one thousand five hundred dollars but not in excess of two thousand dollars, (iv) two percent of that portion of gross household income in excess of two thousand dollars but not in excess of two thousand five hundred dollars and (v) two and one- half percent of that portion of gross household income in excess of two thousand five hundred dollars but not in excess of three thousand dollars.

(5) If the gross household income of the claimant or of the claimant and the claimant's spouse was more than three thousand dollars but not in excess of four thousand dollars during the calendar year to which the claim relates, the claim shall be limited to thirty percent of the amount by which the property taxes, or rent constituting property taxes, or both, in such year on or with respect to the claimant's homestead are in excess of (i) one half of one percent of that portion of gross household income in excess of five hundred dollars but not in excess of one thousand dollars, (ii) one percent of that portion of gross household income in excess of one thousand dollars but not in excess of one thousand five hundred dollars, (iii) one and one- half percent of that portion of gross household income in excess of one thousand five hundred dollars but not in excess of two thousand dollars, (iv) two percent of that portion of gross household income in excess of two thousand dollars but not in excess of two thousand five hundred dollars, (v) two and one-half percent of that portion of gross household income in excess of two thousand five hundred dollars but not in excess of three thousand dollars, (vi) three percent of that portion of gross household income in excess of three thousand dollars but not in excess of three thousand five hundred dollars and (vii) three and one-half percent of that portion of gross household income in excess of three thousand five hundred dollars but not in excess of four thousand dollars.

(6) If the gross household income of the claimant or of the claimant and the claimant's spouse was more than four thousand dollars but not in excess of five thousand dollars during the calendar year to which the claim relates, the claim shall be limited to thirty percent of the amount by which the property taxes, or rent constituting property taxes, or both, in such year on or with respect to the claimant's homestead are in excess of (i) one half of one percent of that portion of gross household income in excess of five hundred dollars but not in excess of one thousand dollars, (ii) one percent of that portion of gross household income in excess of one thousand dollars but not in excess of one thousand five hundred dollars, (iii) one and one- half percent of that portion of gross household income in excess of one thousand five hundred dollars but not in excess of two thousand dollars, (iv) two percent of that portion of gross household income in excess of two thousand dollars but not in excess of two thousand five hundred dollars, (v) two and one-half percent of that portion of gross household income in excess of two thousand five hundred dollars but not in excess of three thousand dollars, (vi) three percent of that portion of gross household income in excess of three thousand dollars but not in excess of three thousand five hundred dollars, (vii) three and one-half percent of that portion of gross household income in excess of three thousand five hundred dollars but not in excess of four thousand dollars, (viii) four percent of that portion of gross household income in excess of four thousand dollars but not in excess of four thousand five hundred dollars and (ix) four and one-half percent of that portion of gross household income in excess of four thousand five hundred dollars but not in excess of five thousand dollars.

(b) In any case in which the property taxes, or rent constituting property taxes, or both, during any one calendar year on or with respect to any homestead exceed one hundred twenty-five dollars, the amount thereof shall, for purposes of this article, be deemed to have been one hundred twenty-five dollars.

(c) The state tax commissioner shall prepare a table under which claims under this article shall be determined. The table shall be published in the department's official rules and regulations and shall be printed on the appropriate claim forms. The amount of relief as shown in the table for each bracket shall be computed only to the nearest ten cents.

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