Disabled Veteran Property Tax Exemption in Every State

by | Aug 15, 2022 | Disabled Veterans, Property Tax Exemption, VA Benefit

For the last decade, states have worked to diminish the cost of living for disabled veterans and their surviving spouses in an effort to demonstrate appreciation and honor to those who have served our country on the front line of duty and those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.

Almost every state in the United States now offers a disabled veteran property tax exemption or tax credit of some kind. These exemptions can save disabled veterans thousands of dollars every year.

Disabled Veteran Property Tax Exemption Requirements

Requirements for a disabled veteran property tax exemption will vary from state to state, but almost every state provides some sort of property tax exemption for:

  • Veterans who have a 100% disability rating as determined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Surviving spouses of veterans who have died in the line of duty and are not remarried.

See the list provided below to view the details of your local state or county tax exemption requirements.

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Disabled Veteran Property Tax Exemption Benefits

Benefits for a disabled veteran’s property tax exemption will also vary widely from state to state and may even vary depending on a veteran’s disability rating. Some states offer full property tax exemption for a disabled veteran’s primary residence, while others will offer an exemption up to a certain amount of the primary residence’s value. Some states even offer exemptions for vehicles.

It is important to be familiar with your local county and state benefits. See the list below to find your local state’s information concerning property tax exemptions for disabled veterans.

Alabama

A disabled veteran in Alabama may receive a full property tax exemption on his/her primary residence if the veteran is 100 percent disabled as a result of service. Exemptions differ between the state and counties.

Alaska
A disabled veteran in Alaska may receive a property tax exemption of up to the first $150,000 of the assessed value of his/her primary residence if the veteran is 50 percent or more disabled as a result of service. The exemption transfers to a surviving spouse if the veteran is deceased from a service connected cause.
Arizona
Disabled veterans may be eligible for a tax exemption in the amount of $3,000 if the value of the property does not exceed $200,000 and the disabled veteran meets certain requirements.
Arkansas
Disabled veterans in Arkansas may be exempt from tax payment of all state homestead and personal property owned by the disabled veteran, if they have been awarded special monthly compensation by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the loss of use of one (1) or more limbs, for total blindness, in one (1) or both eyes, or for service-connected 100% total and permanent disability.
California

Disabled veterans in the state of California may be eligible for the basic Disabled Veterans’ Exemption for up to $100,000 of the full value of their primary residence if they meet one of the following requirements:

  • 100% disabled as a result of a service-connected injury or disease.
  • Compensated at the 100% rate due to unemployability.

The property tax exemption amount is compounded every year to adjust for inflation. Learn more on California’s official government website.

Colorado

Disabled veterans in the state of Colorado who are 100% permanently disabled and have been rated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs as permanently disabled (VA unemployability awards do not meet the requirement for determining an applicant’s eligibility) may be eligible for property taxation exemption of 50% of the first $200,000 in actual property of property owned by the Disabled Veteran as of or before January 1 of the year they are applying for the exemption.

Learn more here on Colorado’s official government website.

Connecticut
In the state of Connecticut, Disabled Veterans with a disability of at least 10% may be eligible for a property tax exemption that varies based on the disability rating received from the Veterans’ Administration, ranging from $1,500 for ratings between 10% to 25% and $3,000 for ratings of 75% and above. All Disabled Veterans who are 65 years old or older receive a $3,000 exemption. The amount of property tax exemption also varies based on income.
Delaware
Disabled Veterans may be eligible for a School Property Tax Credit in the state of Delaware if they receive 100% disability compensation due to a service-connected, permanent, and total disability based on individual unemployability or a 100% disability rating from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs and have held a legal primary residence in Delaware for the past 3 years.
Florida
Disabled Veterans may be eligible for a $5,000 property tax deduction in the state of Florida if they have a VA-certified service-connected disability of 10% or greater. See page 14 of the linked document for further details.
Georgia
Disabled Veterans in the state of Georgia may be eligible for a property tax exemption of property that does not exceed the value of $85,645, plus an additional sum for paying property taxes for the county, municipal, and school purposes if they meet the following criteria:

  • 100% certified disabled by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Click here for more details.

Hawaii
Disabled Veterans in the state of Hawaii may be eligible for a tax exemption for the real property they own and/or passenger cars they own, if they meet the following criteria:

  • 100% disabled
  • Passenger cars are subsidized by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Click here for more details.

Idaho
Disabled Veterans in the state of Idaho may qualify for an exemption of property taxes on their primary residence and up to one acre of land for up to $1,500, if they meet the following criteria:

  • Certified 100% disabled from service-connected disabilities by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Receive 100% compensation from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs due to unemployability
  • No income limit

Click here for details.

Illinois
Disabled Veterans in the state of Illinois may be eligible for tax exemptions of their primary residence with a total EAV that does not exceed $250,000 in value if they have a disability rating of 30% or more qualified by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The amount of the tax exemption depends on the percentage of the service-connected disability certified by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. Click here for more details.
Indiana
Disabled Veterans in the state of Indiana may be eligible for property tax deductions up to $37,440 for property worth less than $143,160 if they are certified 100% disabled by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, or are 62 years old or older and at least 10% disabled due to service-connected disability. Click here for more details.
Iowa
Disabled Veterans in the state of Iowa may be eligible for 100% tax exemption of property taxes if they are certified 100% disabled by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs due to service-related disabilities. Click here for more details.
Kansas
Disabled Veterans in the state of Kansas may be eligible for the Kansas Homestead Refund of up to $700 if they meet the following criteria:

  • 50% or more disabled due to service-related injuries qualified by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Click here for more details.

Kentucky
Disabled Veterans in the state of Kentucky may be eligible for a Homestead Exemption of up to $39,399 for their primary residence if they meet the following criteria:

  • 65+ years old
  • 100% disabled certified by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs due to a service-related disability

Click here for more details.

Louisiana
Disabled Veterans in the state of Louisiana may be eligible for a property tax exemption of up to $15,000 of the assessed value of their primary residence if they meet the following criteria:

  • 100% disabled due to a service-related disability certified by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Click here for more details.

Maine
Disabled Veterans in the state of Maine may be eligible for a property tax exemption of up to $6,000 for their primary residence, if they meet the following criteria:

  • 62+ years
  • 100% disabled by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Paraplegic
  • Surviving spouses

Click here for more details.

Maryland
Disabled Veterans in the state of Maryland may be eligible for property tax exemptions for their primary residence if they are certified 100% disabled by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs due to a service-related disability. Click here for more details.
Massachusettes
Disabled Veterans in the state of Massachusetts are eligible for the following property tax exemptions if they meet the following criteria:

  • $1,500 in property tax exemption if rated permanently and totally disabled by the U.S. Veterans of Affairs and have specially adapted housing.
  • $1,000 in property tax exemption if certified 100% disabled by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • $400 in property tax exemption if they are 10% or more disabled due to service-connected disability as certified by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • $750.00 in property tax exemption if they have sustained the loss or loss of use of one hand above the wrist, one foot above the ankle, or one eye, Congressional Medal of Honor, Distinguished Service Cross, Navy Cross, or Air Force Cross.
  • $1,250 in property tax exemption if they have sustained the loss or loss of use of both hands or both feet, loss or loss of use of one hand and one foot as described above, or loss or loss of use of both eyes.

Click here for more details.

Michigan
Disabled Veterans in the state of Michigan may be eligible for a full property tax exemption if they meet the following criteria:

  • They have been determined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to be permanently and totally disabled as a result of military service and entitled to veterans’ benefits at the 100% rate.
  • Have received a certificate from the United STates Veterans’ Administration, or its successors, certifying that they are receiving or have received pecuniary assistance due to disability for specially adapted housing.
  • Rated by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs as individually unemployable.

Click here for more details.

Minnesota
Disabled Veterans in the state of Minnesota may be eligible to receive property tax benefit if they meet the following criteria:

  • Totally and permanently disabled (100% T&P) veterans are eligible for a valuation exclusion of $300,000.
  • Veterans with a disability rating of 70% or higher are eligible for an exclusion of $150,000.
  • Must have been honorably discharged from the U.S. Armed Forces as indicated by the U.S. Department of Defence form DD214 or other official military discharge papers.
  • Must be certified by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as having a service-connected disability with a disability rating of 70% or higher.

Click here for more details.

Mississippi
Disabled Veterans in the state of Mississippi may be eligible for full property tax exemption for their primary residence for the assessed value of $7,500 or less and the veteran is 100% disabled as a result of a service-connected disability certified by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Click here for details.
Missouri
Disabled Veterans in the state of Missouri may be eligible for a property tax credit up to $1,100 or for a rent credit of up to $750 if they are 100% disabled as a result of a service-related disability determined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Click here for details.    
Montana
Disabled Veterans in the state of Montana may be eligible for the Montana Disabled Veterans (MDV) Assistance Program, which reduces the property tax rate up to 100% if they meet the following criteria:

  • 100% disability rating due to a service-related disability determined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • Have a 2020 Federal Adjusted Gross Income (FAGI)–excluding capital income or loss–below the threshold:
    • Single: $54,067
    • Married or Head of Household: $62,385
    • Unmarried Surviving Spouse: $47,136

The rate of tax reduction is determined by your marital status and income. Click here for more details.

Nebraska
Disabled Veterans in the state of Nebraska may be eligible for a property tax exemption for their primary residence if they are 100% disabled as a result of wartime service. The total exemption amount is determined by household income. Click here for more information.
Nevada
Disabled Veterans in the state of Nevada may be eligible for a property tax exemption if they meet the following criteria:

  • Have a disability rating of at least 60%.
  • A DD214 form certifying they were honorably discharged and a certificate of satisfactory service or separation documents.
  • Documentation from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs certifying the rate of their service-connected disability.
  • Blinded to the point that visual acuity with corrective lenses does not exceed 20/200 in the better eye or whose vision in the better eye is restricted to a field which subtends an angle of not greater than 20 degrees.

Click here for more details.

New Hampshire
Disabled Veterans in the state of New Hampshire may be eligible for a full property tax exemption for their primary residence if they meet one of the following criteria:

  • 100% disabled
  • Blind
  • Paraplegic
  • Double amputees as a result of service
  • Owns a specially adapted home acquired with assistance from the VA

Disabled veterans that are 100% disabled may be eligible to receive from $701 to up to $4,000. Click here for more information.

New Jersey

Disabled Veterans in the state of New Jersey may be eligible for a property tax exemption on their primary residence if they meet the following criteria:

  • Honorably discharged from the United States Armed Forces.
  • Provide a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (Veterans Administration) certification of active duty service-connected disability stating they are 100% disabled totally and permanently.
  • Legal resident of New Jersey.
  • Have the active duty in the United States Armed Forces.

Click here for more details.

New Mexico
Disabled Veterans in the state of New Mexico may be eligible for a property tax exemption for their primary residence they occupy if they meet the following criteria:

  • 100% permanently disabled due to service-connected disability.

Click here for more details.

New York
Disabled Veterans in the state of New York may be eligible for a tax exemption. Exemption amounts are based on income and percentage of disability as determined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Click here for more information.
North Carolina
Disabled Veterans in the state of North Carolina may be eligible for the Veteran homestead property tax relief under North Carolina law if they meet one of the following criteria:

  • The property owner must have a permanent & total service-connected disability of 100%.
  • Rated Permanently Individually Unemployable by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
  • The property owner must be in receipt of Dependents Indemnity Compensation (Survivors Pension) as a surviving spouse.

Click here for more information.

North Dakota
Disabled Veterans in the state of North Dakota may be eligible for a property tax credit with a disability rating from 50% to 100%. The maximum property tax reduction depends on the percentage of disability. Click here for more information.
Ohio
Disabled Veterans in Ohio may be eligible for an enhanced homestead reduction n taxes equal to the taxes on $50,000 of true value and are not subject to income limits. Qualifying Veterans must provide a copy of their Department of Defence Form 214 (DD214), and have received a total disability rating from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to qualify for the expanded exemption. Click here and view page 21 for more details.
Oklahoma
Disabled Veterans in Oklahoma may be eligible for a full property tax exemption if they are 100% disabled. Click here for more details.
Oregon
Disabled Veterans in Oregon may be eligible for a property tax exemption of $24,071 or $28,886 of their homestead’s property’s assessed value from property taxes. The exemption amount increases by 3% every year. Qualifying Disabled Veterans must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Be a veteran officially certified by the United States (U.S.) Department of Veterans Affairs or any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces as having disabilities of 40% or more.
  • Be a veteran who served with the U.S. Armed Forces and is certified each year by a licensed physician as being 40% or more disabled. However, there is an income limit that restricts veterans whose gross income is more than 185% of the annual Federal Poverty Level Guidelines.

Click here for more details.

Pennsylvania
Disabled veterans in Pennsylvania may be eligible for a real estate tax exemption if they meet one of the following criteria:

  • Honorably discharged.
  • 100% disabled.
  • A resident of the Commonwealth with financial need.
  • Must occupy the real estate as his/her principal dwelling.
  • Must prove financial need.
  • Dwelling is owned solely by the disabled veteran as an estate in its entirety.

Click here for more details.

Rhode Island
South Carolina
Disabled Veterans in South Carolina may qualify for a tax exemption on home and land of up to five acres if the home and are on the same parcel, and two private passenger vehicles owned or leased by the veterans solely and/or jointly titled with their spouse.

  • Veterans must be 100% disabled from a service-related disability qualified by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Click here to learn more.

South Dakota
Disabled Veterans in South Dakota may qualify for a partial tax exemption of their primary residence up to $150,000 of the full value of their residence, if they meet the following criteria:

  • Permanently and totally disabled from a service-connected disability.

Click here to learn more.

Tennessee
Disabled Veterans in Tennessee may be eligible for property tax exemption of their primary residence up to $175,000 of the full market property value of their primary residence. Eligible disabled veterans include:

  • 100% disabled as determined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • Disabled as a result of a service-connected disability.

Click here to learn more details. See page 5 for details on property tax exemptions for Disabled Veterans.

Texas
Disabled veterans in Texas may be eligible for a property tax deduction of $5,000 up to $12,000 if they meet the following criteria:

  • Disability rating of 10% to 100% as determined by U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Click here to learn more.

Utah
Disabled veterans in the state of Utah may be eligible for a property tax exemption up to $283,964 of taxable value of a residence, based on the percentage of disability incurred in the one of duty and on the unemployability classification. Click here to learn more.
Vermont
Disabled veterans in the state of Vermont may be eligible for a property tax exemption that reduces the assessed value of their primary residence up to $40,000, reducing the property tax. Eligibility requirements for a property tax exemption includes:

  • Disability compensation for 50% or higher disability as determined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • Veterans Pension for Non-Service Connected Disability, a.k.a. V.A. Pension or Widower’s Pension
  • Military retirement pay for a permanent medical military retirement.

Click here for more details.

Virginia
Disabled veterans in Virginia may be eligible for a property tax exemption if they meet the following criteria:

  • Certified as 100% disabled by a service-connected disability determined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • Rated completely unemployable by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Click here for more details.

Washington
Disabled veterans in Washington may be eligible for a property tax exemption of their primary residence if they are 80% or more disabled due to service-related disability determined by the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs. Disabled veterans with a disability rate lower than 80% may still be eligible for a partial tax exemption. Click here for more details.
West Virginia
Disabled veterans in West Virginia may be eligible for a $20,000 exemption against the total assessed value of their primary residence, provided they meet the following criteria:

  • 65+ years old or permanently disabled.
  • Legally resided in and paid taxes on a homestead in West Virginia for two consecutive taxable years before filing for the homestead exemption.

Click here for more details.

Wisconsin
Disabled veterans in the state of Wisconsin may be eligible for a refundable property tax credit for their primary, in-state residence and up to one acre of land, if they meet the following criteria:

  • Resided in Wisconsin prior to the start of their military service or have lived in Wisconsin for at least 5 years after entering military service.
  • Must have a 100% disability rating based on individual unemployability.

Click here for more details.

Wyoming
Disabled veterans in the state of Wyoming may be eligible for a property tax exemption of $3,000 of the assessed value of their primary residence provided they have lived in Wyoming for 3+ years and served in the military during wartime. This exemption can be used for a veteran’s vehicle license fee if it is not used for their primary residential property tax. Click here to learn more.
District of Columbia
Disabled veterans in the District of Columbia (Washington D.C.) may be eligible for a property tax exemption up to $500,000 value of their primary residence provided they have a 100% disability rating. Click here to learn more.

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