If you are an honorably discharged veteran with active wartime service, you may qualify for an annual $250 Property Tax deduction.
Veterans who served in peacekeeping missions and operations may qualify.
You also may qualify if you are a surviving spouse/civil union/domestic partner.Eligibility Requirements
In January 2018, the wartime service criteria were amended for the 100% Disabled Veteran Property Tax Exemption. However, they were not changed for veterans applying for the $250 Property Tax Deduction.
To qualify, as of October 1 of the pretax year you must:
*Found on Form V.S.S. Section 5
My Spouse/ Civil Union/Domestic Partner has Passed Away, Do I Still Qualify for This Deduction?You may receive this deduction when your spouse passes away, if you meet the following requirements. To qualify, as of October 1 of the pretax year you must:
File Form Form V.S.S. and all documentary proofs with your local assessor or tax collector.
If you served in Peacekeeping Missions and Operations, you must also file a Supplemental Form .How to Appeal if Your Application Is Denied
If your application is denied, you can file an appeal with the County Board of Taxation. File Form A-1 on or before April 1 following the denial.Publications
For further information, please read:
If you have questions, call your local assessor or tax collector, or the Division of Taxation at 609-292-7974.
If you need help documenting your veteran status call: