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Forum staff reports, Published November 09 2013

Dec. 31 deadline for 2011 flooding program

BISMARCK – Homeowners whose primary residence was affected by the 2011 river flooding have until Dec. 31 to apply for a special sales tax refund.

The program allows homeowners who meet certain criteria to receive a refund of sales tax for certain purchases made between June 10, 2011, and Dec. 31, 2013.

Property covered by flood insurance and rental property that received damage are not eligible for the sales tax refund. Qualifying purchases include those made to replace and repair eligible property damaged by the 2011 flooding.

State sales tax refunds on the purchase price of each item are limited to the first $3,200 of qualifying major appliances and residential furniture. Purchases for building supplies for residential property are limited to $500 per item. The refund is limited to one claim per primary household with a maximum of $2,500.

For more information, visit www.nd.gov/tax/salesanduse/pubs or call (701) 328-1246.