Missouri Tax Form MO-CRP - Certification of Rent Paid for 2009 Instructions

Information to Complete Form MO-CRP

STEP 1: Enter all information requested on Lines 1-5. If rent is paid to a relative, the relationship to the landlord must be indicated on Line 1. Your claim may be delayed if you fail to enter all required information.

STEP 2: Enter on Line 6 the gross rent paid. Exclude rent paid for any portion of your home used in the production of income, and the rent paid for surrounding land with attachments not necessary nor maintained for homestead purposes. Also, exclude any rent paid to your landlord on your behalf by any organization.

STEP 3: If you were a resident of a nursing home or boarding home during 2009, use the applicable percentage in Line 7. If you live in a hotel and meals are included in your rent payment, enter 50 percent; otherwise enter 100 percent. If two or more unmarried individuals over 18 years of age share a residence and each pay part of the rent, enter the total rent on Form MO-CRP, Line 6 and mark the appropriate percentage on box G of Line 7. If the rent receipt is for the total rent amount, then the percentage on box G of the Form MO-CRP must be used to determine your credit.

Additional persons sharing rent/ percentage to be entered: (1 person- 50%, 2 people-33%, 3 people - 25%). If none of the reductions apply to you, enter 100 percent on Line 7.

STEP 4: Multiply Line 6 by the percentage on Line 7. Enter this amount on Form MO-CRP, Line 8.

STEP 5: Multiply Line 8 by 20% and enter the result on Line 9. Add the totals from Line 9 on all completed Form MO-CRP(s) and enter the amount on Line 12 of MO-PTS.