REVENUE AND TAXATION
PROPERTY TAX RELIEF
63-702. Claim is personal — Exceptions. (1) The right to file a claim under the provisions of sections 63-701 through 63-710, Idaho Code, shall be personal to the claimant and shall not survive his death except as otherwise provided in this section. A property tax reduction shall be allowed pursuant to the provisions of sections 63-701 and 63-710, Idaho Code, if the owner occupies the residential improvements after January 1 but before April 15, and if no other property tax reductions have been claimed. Such right may be exercised on behalf of a living claimant by an agent authorized in writing to so act, by a guardian or other representative acting pursuant to judicial authority or by any person or entity described in section 63-711(3), Idaho Code. If a claimant dies after having filed a timely claim, the amount thereof shall be allowed to his personal representative, if one is appointed, or to surviving heirs or to the trust or other entity owning the property, as appropriate.
(2) In the case of property owned by an estate, revocable trust, irrevocable trust, limited partnership, limited liability company or corporation, where the deceased person’s widow or widower succeeds to the interest of the deceased person in that entity and occupies the dwelling as required in this chapter, the deceased owner’s widow or widower, or any person or entity described in section 63-711(3), Idaho Code, on behalf of that widow or widower:
(a) May file a claim on behalf of the deceased spouse if the deceased spouse qualified or would have qualified as a claimant on January 1 or before April 15 of the year in which the claim is filed; or
(b) The widow or widower shall be deemed the owner of the property in any year after the year of the death of the spouse.
[63-702, added 1996, ch. 98, sec. 8, p. 364; am. 1997, ch. 117, sec. 24, p. 325; am. 2001, ch. 69, sec. 3, p. 135; am. 2001, ch. 166, sec. 2, p. 578; am. 2004, ch. 156, sec. 3, p. 501.]