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Property tax benefit for disabled veterans extended

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Posted at 11:16 AM, Apr 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-13 12:17:47-04

BOISE, Idaho — More disabled veterans in Idaho are eligible to have their property tax bill reduced by as much as $1,320 on their home and up to one acre of land thanks to a recent law change.

Veterans who receive 100 percent compensation from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) due to individual unemployability now qualify this year. That is in addition to the veterans who qualify with a 100 percent service-connected disability rating from the VA. The veterans also must own and live in an Idaho home that was their primary residence by April 14, 2020.

Disabled veterans can get an application for the property tax benefit on the Tax Commission’s website at here or from their county assessor. They will need to include a letter from the VA confirming their service-connected disability rating or their compensation due to individual unemployability as of January 1, 2020. The application is due to the county assessor by the extended deadline of June 15, 2020.

Veterans with a disability also might qualify for more property tax relief based on their income. Visit the Property Tax Reduction page on the Tax Commission’s website to learn more about a program benefiting veterans with a service-connected disability of 10 percent or more.

For more information about the benefit: