Veterans are owed a lot of respect and gratitude, and many states seek to show that through exempting members and former members of our armed services from certain taxes. If you’re looking to relocate to a different state, you’ll want to know what exemptions you’ll have to look forward to — or maybe you just want to familiarize yourself with your own state’s benefits.

One important fact to note is that many exemptions apply to veterans with 100% disability status. According to the Department of Veteran Affairs, 100% disability means, “Total disability will be considered to exist when there is present any impairment of mind or body which is sufficient to render it impossible for the average person to follow a substantially gainful occupation.”

We have assembled a comprehensive guide to veterans property tax exemptions by state. Check it out, and see what state’s exemptions work best for your financial plan below.

  • Alabama
    • Veterans with a 100% disability status in Alabama may benefit from full disabled veteran property tax exemption on their primary residence.
  • Alaska
    • Veterans disabled 50% or more are entitled to a $150,000 tax exemption on their property taxes in the state of Alaska. Even better, this can transfer to the spouse of that veteran should the veteran pass away and the spouse is over the age of 60.
  • Arizona
    • Arizona’s disabled veterans can claim a $3,000 tax exemption on property assessed at a value under $10,000. This also applies to widows and widowers the veteran may leave behind.
  • Arkansas
    • Arkansas veterans, along with their (unmarried) spouses and dependent children should the veteran pass away, are entitled to full exemption from property taxes if the veteran is blind, missing an eye or limb, or has 100% disability status.
  • California
    • The state of California offers up to $4,000 exemption for all veterans, $134, 706 for disabled veterans, and up to $202,000 exemption for low income and disabled veterans.
  • Colorado
    • Veterans 65 years or older are qualified for 50% exemption on property taxes on the first $200,000 of value assessed on their property. Spouses of those who would qualify are also eligible, if the veteran passes away.
  • Connecticut
    • Connecticut offers veterans who have served 90 days of wartime service a $1,500 exemption on property taxes.
    • Veterans who earn below a specific income can qualify for further exemptions, but you will need to contact a local tax authority to find out whether your specific situation qualifies.
    • Surviving spouses may also qualify, if their veteran had.
  • Delaware
    • Delaware offers a yearly $3,000 pension to paraplegic veterans, paid in monthly installments. The state also offers a number of smaller benefits to veterans, but there is no statewide veteran property tax exemption.
  • Florida
    • Any veteran 10% or more disabled is entitled to up to $5,000 exemption on property taxes, and 100% disabled veterans receive full exemption.
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
    • 100% disabled Hawaii veterans may receive tax exemptions on property taxes. However, this varies by island, so the Office of Veterans service recommends calling your local tax authority to see how much of an exemption you might qualify for.
  • Idaho
    • Veterans who have 100% disabled status are eligible to reduce their property taxes by as much as $1,320 on their primary residence via a VA tax exemption.
  • Illinois
    • Returning Illinois veterans receive a $5,000 reduction in the assessed value of their homes, for tax purposes. In addition to this, disabled veterans over 30% but under 50% are eligible for a $2,500 homestead exemption
    • Veterans disabled over 50% and under 70% are eligible to a $,5000 exemption.
    • Veterans disabled over 70% may receive full exemption on their primary residence property taxes.
  • Kansas
    • Kansas veterans are eligible to receive a homestead refund if they are 50% disabled or more.
  • Kentucky
    • Kentucky veterans who are over the age of 65 or are 100% disabled are eligible for a $39,300 exemption on their property taxes.
  • Louisiana
    • Veterans and their surviving spouses can benefit from a $150,000 exemption on the assessed value of their property if they have 100% disability status due to a service-related injury.
  • Maine
    • Veterans in Maine who served during wartime and are either 62 years old or older, have 100% disability status, or receive 100% disability benefits are eligible to receive $6000 in exemptions.
    • Paraplegic veterans who receive a grant for an adapted housing unit may receive $50,000 in exemptions.
    • Legally blind veterans receive a $4,000 exemption.
  • Maryland
    • Maryland veterans with 100% disability are eligible for full property tax exemption.
    • They are also eligible to deduct the first $5,000 of retirement income from their Maryland taxes, with an increase to the first $15,000 for those age 55 or older.
  • Massachusetts
    • Veterans are entitled to a $400 exemption for 10% disabled status, or receiving a purple heart.
    • $750 in exemptions for injuries resulting in the loss of one hand, one foot, or one eye.
    • $1000 for 100% disability status
    • $1,250 in exemptions for the loss of both hands, both feet, one hand and one foot, or both eyes.
    • $1,500 for 100% disability status and has specially adapted housing.
  • Michigan
    • Michigan veterans with 100% disability status are eligible to receive full disabled veteran property tax exemption.
  • Minnesota
    • Veterans with 100% disability status are eligible to receive a $300,000 devaluation in their home’s assessed value for property tax purposes, and those with 70% and above are eligible to receive $150,000 devaluation. This also passes on to spouses of deceased veterans.
  • Mississippi
    • Veterans with 100% disability connected to service are eligible to receive exemption on all ad valorem taxes on the assessed value of their homesteads.
  • Missouri
    • Missouri offers veterans tax credits for housing expenses. They depend on the value of the property or the price of rent, but the maximum is $750 in credits for renters, and $1,100 for homeowners.
  • Montana
    • For veterans with a 100% disability status, Montana offers multiple levels of property tax exemption based on income tax brackets and filing status. A full chart describing these brackets is offered by the Montana Department of Revenue.
  • Nebraska
    • Nebraska offers different property tax exemptions for veterans at different levels of disability. The amount from which a veteran is exempt is also variable based on the veteran’s income and filing status. More information is available through the Nebraska Department of Revenue.
  • Nevada
    • In Nevada, there is a standard veteran tax exemption that may be put toward their property taxes or vehicle taxes. The amount of the exemption varies dependent on county and income, so be sure to call your local tax authority to see how much of an exemption you qualify for. Disabled veterans above 60% disability status are also eligible for an additional exemption.
  • New Hampshire
    • 100% disabled status veterans in New Hampshire and their surviving spouses are exempt from all property taxes. Certain other veterans are eligible to a minimum $51 tax credit, and municipalities may increase this amount up to $751.
  • New Jersey
    • New Jersey veterans subject to 100% disability during a New Jersey Legislature determined wartime service period may receive up to full veteran property tax exemption. Veterans also qualify for a one-time $3,000 income tax deduction in the year they are discharged from active service.
  • New Mexico
    • 100% disability status veterans who are legal residents of New Mexico are eligible to 100% exemption on property taxes on their primary residence.
  • New York
    • Veteran status, disability status, what war the veteran served in, and the specific county or municipality where the veteran resides, all determine what exemptions apply. If you live in New York, be sure to check your town’s specific exemptions.
  • North Carolina
    • Veterans with 100% disability status, or have been deemed unemployable by the VA, are eligible to receive veteran property tax exemption on the first $45,000 of appraised property value.
  • North Dakota
    • North Dakota Veterans with 50% disability status or higher are eligible to receive a property tax exemption on the first $120,000 of the assessed value of their homestead.
  • Ohio
    • 100% disability status Ohio veterans are eligible to receive property tax exemptions on the first $50,000 of the assessed value of their primary residence.
  • Oklahoma
    • Oklahoma veterans with 100% disability status (as well as surviving spouses) are eligible to receive full disabled veteran property tax exemptions.
  • Oregon
    • Oregon veterans who are 40% or more disabled or their surviving spouses are eligible for a $22,028 or $26,435 exemption on their property taxes. This amount increases 3% yearly.
  • Pennsylvania
    • Veterans earning under $92, 594 who are 100% disabled are eligible for full property tax exemption.
  • Rhode Island
    • Veterans in Rhode Island may qualify for a number of different property tax exemptions. These exemptions vary by both the county and on the specific veteran disability status, as well as filing status.
    • A full explanation of these conditions is available via the Rhode Island Department of Revenue.
  • South Carolina
    • 100% disabled veterans and persons over the age of 65 are eligible for property tax exemptions as determined by the state assembly.
    • The South Carolina Department of Veterans’ Affairs instructs those seeking such benefits to contact their local tax authority for more details on their specific situation.
  • South Dakota
    • Veterans with a 100% service-related disability status are eligible to receive $150,000 in exemptions on property which the veteran owns and occupies.
    • Paraplegic veterans are eligible for full exemption from property taxes.
  • Tennessee
    • Tennessee veterans are eligible for a maximum veteran tax exemption of $175,000.
    • Veterans must be 100% disability status due to time as a prisoner of war, have loss of two or more limbs, paraplegic, or legally blind.
  • Texas
    • Veterans in Texas enjoy exemption from property taxes at the following rates determined by TexVet:
    • 10% – 29%: $5,000
    • 30% – 49%: $7,500
    • 50% – 69%: $10,000
    • 70% – 100%: $12,000
Texas disability exemption
  • Utah
    • Utah veterans over 10% disability status are exempt from property taxes up to $266,670 based on level of disability and income.
  • Vermont
    • Veterans with a disability status of 50% or above are eligible for a veteran property tax exemption with a state-mandated minimum of $10,000. The total value of the exemption varies by municipality, so be sure to contact your local tax authority for more details.
  • Virginia
    • Veterans with 100% disability status may receive property tax exemption based on income level. Contact your local tax authority to find out what exemptions your income level qualifies you for.
  • Washington (State)
    • Veterans with a disability status and surviving spouses may qualify for partial property tax exemption dependent on income levels. Contact your local tax authority to find out what exemptions your income level qualifies you for.
  • Washington DC
    • Veterans in the nation’s Capital who are disabled or 65 years of age or older qualify for up to 50% relief in veteran tax exemption on property.
    • Disabled folks in general benefit from an exemption of $74,850 from the Homestead/Senior Citizen Deduction.
  • West Virginia
    • Veterans with 100% disability status may be exempt from property taxes. Full details on qualifying conditions are listed by the West Virginia Legislature.
  • Wisconsin
    • Wisconsin veterans with 100% disability rating may receive partial disabled veteran property tax exemptions. Contact the County Veteran Service Officers of Wisconsin for more details on how property tax exemptions for veterans operate in your county.
  • Wyoming
    • Veterans who served during a period of war or armed conflict and have lived in Wyoming for three or more years are eligible for a $3,000 reduction in the assessed value of their property for property tax purposes.

If you’re having trouble sorting out your taxes, our committed team at Community Tax is ready to help! Feel free to give us a call or schedule an appointment with one of our tax preparation experts.

Veterans are owed a lot of respect and gratitude, and many states seek to show that through exempting members and former members of our armed services from certain taxes. If you’re looking to relocate to a different state, you’ll want to know what exemptions you’ll have to look forward to — or maybe you just want to familiarize yourself with your own state’s benefits.

One important fact to note is that many exemptions apply to veterans with 100% disability status. According to the Department of Veteran Affairs, 100% disability means, “Total disability will be considered to exist when there is present any impairment of mind or body which is sufficient to render it impossible for the average person to follow a substantially gainful occupation.”

We have assembled a comprehensive guide to veterans property tax exemptions by state. Check it out, and see what state’s exemptions work best for your financial plan below.

  • Alabama
    • Veterans with a 100% disability status in Alabama may benefit from full disabled veteran property tax exemption on their primary residence.
  • Alaska
    • Veterans disabled 50% or more are entitled to a $150,000 tax exemption on their property taxes in the state of Alaska. Even better, this can transfer to the spouse of that veteran should the veteran pass away and the spouse is over the age of 60.
  • Arizona
    • Arizona’s disabled veterans can claim a $3,000 tax exemption on property assessed at a value under $10,000. This also applies to widows and widowers the veteran may leave behind.
  • Arkansas
    • Arkansas veterans, along with their (unmarried) spouses and dependent children should the veteran pass away, are entitled to full exemption from property taxes if the veteran is blind, missing an eye or limb, or has 100% disability status.
  • California
    • The state of California offers up to $4,000 exemption for all veterans, $134, 706 for disabled veterans, and up to $202,000 exemption for low income and disabled veterans.
  • Colorado
    • Veterans 65 years or older are qualified for 50% exemption on property taxes on the first $200,000 of value assessed on their property. Spouses of those who would qualify are also eligible, if the veteran passes away.
  • Connecticut
    • Connecticut offers veterans who have served 90 days of wartime service a $1,500 exemption on property taxes.
    • Veterans who earn below a specific income can qualify for further exemptions, but you will need to contact a local tax authority to find out whether your specific situation qualifies.
    • Surviving spouses may also qualify, if their veteran had.
  • Delaware
    • Delaware offers a yearly $3,000 pension to paraplegic veterans, paid in monthly installments. The state also offers a number of smaller benefits to veterans, but there is no statewide veteran property tax exemption.
  • Florida
    • Any veteran 10% or more disabled is entitled to up to $5,000 exemption on property taxes, and 100% disabled veterans receive full exemption.
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
    • 100% disabled Hawaii veterans may receive tax exemptions on property taxes. However, this varies by island, so the Office of Veterans service recommends calling your local tax authority to see how much of an exemption you might qualify for.
  • Idaho
    • Veterans who have 100% disabled status are eligible to reduce their property taxes by as much as $1,320 on their primary residence via a VA tax exemption.
  • Illinois
    • Returning Illinois veterans receive a $5,000 reduction in the assessed value of their homes, for tax purposes. In addition to this, disabled veterans over 30% but under 50% are eligible for a $2,500 homestead exemption
    • Veterans disabled over 50% and under 70% are eligible to a $,5000 exemption.
    • Veterans disabled over 70% may receive full exemption on their primary residence property taxes.
  • Kansas
    • Kansas veterans are eligible to receive a homestead refund if they are 50% disabled or more.
  • Kentucky
    • Kentucky veterans who are over the age of 65 or are 100% disabled are eligible for a $39,300 exemption on their property taxes.
  • Louisiana
    • Veterans and their surviving spouses can benefit from a $150,000 exemption on the assessed value of their property if they have 100% disability status due to a service-related injury.
  • Maine
    • Veterans in Maine who served during wartime and are either 62 years old or older, have 100% disability status, or receive 100% disability benefits are eligible to receive $6000 in exemptions.
    • Paraplegic veterans who receive a grant for an adapted housing unit may receive $50,000 in exemptions.
    • Legally blind veterans receive a $4,000 exemption.
  • Maryland
    • Maryland veterans with 100% disability are eligible for full property tax exemption.
    • They are also eligible to deduct the first $5,000 of retirement income from their Maryland taxes, with an increase to the first $15,000 for those age 55 or older.
  • Massachusetts
    • Veterans are entitled to a $400 exemption for 10% disabled status, or receiving a purple heart.
    • $750 in exemptions for injuries resulting in the loss of one hand, one foot, or one eye.
    • $1000 for 100% disability status
    • $1,250 in exemptions for the loss of both hands, both feet, one hand and one foot, or both eyes.
    • $1,500 for 100% disability status and has specially adapted housing.
  • Michigan
    • Michigan veterans with 100% disability status are eligible to receive full disabled veteran property tax exemption.
  • Minnesota
    • Veterans with 100% disability status are eligible to receive a $300,000 devaluation in their home’s assessed value for property tax purposes, and those with 70% and above are eligible to receive $150,000 devaluation. This also passes on to spouses of deceased veterans.
  • Mississippi
    • Veterans with 100% disability connected to service are eligible to receive exemption on all ad valorem taxes on the assessed value of their homesteads.
  • Missouri
    • Missouri offers veterans tax credits for housing expenses. They depend on the value of the property or the price of rent, but the maximum is $750 in credits for renters, and $1,100 for homeowners.
  • Montana
    • For veterans with a 100% disability status, Montana offers multiple levels of property tax exemption based on income tax brackets and filing status. A full chart describing these brackets is offered by the Montana Department of Revenue.
  • Nebraska
    • Nebraska offers different property tax exemptions for veterans at different levels of disability. The amount from which a veteran is exempt is also variable based on the veteran’s income and filing status. More information is available through the Nebraska Department of Revenue.
  • Nevada
    • In Nevada, there is a standard veteran tax exemption that may be put toward their property taxes or vehicle taxes. The amount of the exemption varies dependent on county and income, so be sure to call your local tax authority to see how much of an exemption you qualify for. Disabled veterans above 60% disability status are also eligible for an additional exemption.
  • New Hampshire
    • 100% disabled status veterans in New Hampshire and their surviving spouses are exempt from all property taxes. Certain other veterans are eligible to a minimum $51 tax credit, and municipalities may increase this amount up to $751.
  • New Jersey
    • New Jersey veterans subject to 100% disability during a New Jersey Legislature determined wartime service period may receive up to full veteran property tax exemption. Veterans also qualify for a one-time $3,000 income tax deduction in the year they are discharged from active service.
  • New Mexico
    • 100% disability status veterans who are legal residents of New Mexico are eligible to 100% exemption on property taxes on their primary residence.
  • New York
    • Veteran status, disability status, what war the veteran served in, and the specific county or municipality where the veteran resides, all determine what exemptions apply. If you live in New York, be sure to check your town’s specific exemptions.
  • North Carolina
    • Veterans with 100% disability status, or have been deemed unemployable by the VA, are eligible to receive veteran property tax exemption on the first $45,000 of appraised property value.
  • North Dakota
    • North Dakota Veterans with 50% disability status or higher are eligible to receive a property tax exemption on the first $120,000 of the assessed value of their homestead.
  • Ohio
    • 100% disability status Ohio veterans are eligible to receive property tax exemptions on the first $50,000 of the assessed value of their primary residence.
  • Oklahoma
    • Oklahoma veterans with 100% disability status (as well as surviving spouses) are eligible to receive full disabled veteran property tax exemptions.
  • Oregon
    • Oregon veterans who are 40% or more disabled or their surviving spouses are eligible for a $22,028 or $26,435 exemption on their property taxes. This amount increases 3% yearly.
  • Pennsylvania
    • Veterans earning under $92, 594 who are 100% disabled are eligible for full property tax exemption.
  • Rhode Island
    • Veterans in Rhode Island may qualify for a number of different property tax exemptions. These exemptions vary by both the county and on the specific veteran disability status, as well as filing status.
    • A full explanation of these conditions is available via the Rhode Island Department of Revenue.
  • South Carolina
    • 100% disabled veterans and persons over the age of 65 are eligible for property tax exemptions as determined by the state assembly.
    • The South Carolina Department of Veterans’ Affairs instructs those seeking such benefits to contact their local tax authority for more details on their specific situation.
  • South Dakota
    • Veterans with a 100% service-related disability status are eligible to receive $150,000 in exemptions on property which the veteran owns and occupies.
    • Paraplegic veterans are eligible for full exemption from property taxes.
  • Tennessee
    • Tennessee veterans are eligible for a maximum veteran tax exemption of $175,000.
    • Veterans must be 100% disability status due to time as a prisoner of war, have loss of two or more limbs, paraplegic, or legally blind.
  • Texas
    • Veterans in Texas enjoy exemption from property taxes at the following rates determined by TexVet:
    • 10% – 29%: $5,000
    • 30% – 49%: $7,500
    • 50% – 69%: $10,000
    • 70% – 100%: $12,000
Texas disability exemption
  • Utah
    • Utah veterans over 10% disability status are exempt from property taxes up to $266,670 based on level of disability and income.
  • Vermont
    • Veterans with a disability status of 50% or above are eligible for a veteran property tax exemption with a state-mandated minimum of $10,000. The total value of the exemption varies by municipality, so be sure to contact your local tax authority for more details.
  • Virginia
    • Veterans with 100% disability status may receive property tax exemption based on income level. Contact your local tax authority to find out what exemptions your income level qualifies you for.
  • Washington (State)
    • Veterans with a disability status and surviving spouses may qualify for partial property tax exemption dependent on income levels. Contact your local tax authority to find out what exemptions your income level qualifies you for.
  • Washington DC
    • Veterans in the nation’s Capital who are disabled or 65 years of age or older qualify for up to 50% relief in veteran tax exemption on property.
    • Disabled folks in general benefit from an exemption of $74,850 from the Homestead/Senior Citizen Deduction.
  • West Virginia
    • Veterans with 100% disability status may be exempt from property taxes. Full details on qualifying conditions are listed by the West Virginia Legislature.
  • Wisconsin
    • Wisconsin veterans with 100% disability rating may receive partial disabled veteran property tax exemptions. Contact the County Veteran Service Officers of Wisconsin for more details on how property tax exemptions for veterans operate in your county.
  • Wyoming
    • Veterans who served during a period of war or armed conflict and have lived in Wyoming for three or more years are eligible for a $3,000 reduction in the assessed value of their property for property tax purposes.

If you’re having trouble sorting out your taxes, our committed team at Community Tax is ready to help! Feel free to give us a call or schedule an appointment with one of our tax preparation experts.

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Veterans are owed a lot of respect and gratitude, and many states seek to show that through exempting members and former members of our armed services from certain taxes. If you’re looking to relocate to a different state, you’ll want to know what exemptions you’ll have to look forward to — or maybe you just want to familiarize yourself with your own state’s benefits.

One important fact to note is that many exemptions apply to veterans with 100% disability status. According to the Department of Veteran Affairs, 100% disability means, “Total disability will be considered to exist when there is present any impairment of mind or body which is sufficient to render it impossible for the average person to follow a substantially gainful occupation.”

We have assembled a comprehensive guide to veterans property tax exemptions by state. Check it out, and see what state’s exemptions work best for your financial plan below.

  • Alabama
    • Veterans with a 100% disability status in Alabama may benefit from full disabled veteran property tax exemption on their primary residence.
  • Alaska
    • Veterans disabled 50% or more are entitled to a $150,000 tax exemption on their property taxes in the state of Alaska. Even better, this can transfer to the spouse of that veteran should the veteran pass away and the spouse is over the age of 60.
  • Arizona
    • Arizona’s disabled veterans can claim a $3,000 tax exemption on property assessed at a value under $10,000. This also applies to widows and widowers the veteran may leave behind.
  • Arkansas
    • Arkansas veterans, along with their (unmarried) spouses and dependent children should the veteran pass away, are entitled to full exemption from property taxes if the veteran is blind, missing an eye or limb, or has 100% disability status.
  • California
    • The state of California offers up to $4,000 exemption for all veterans, $134, 706 for disabled veterans, and up to $202,000 exemption for low income and disabled veterans.
  • Colorado
    • Veterans 65 years or older are qualified for 50% exemption on property taxes on the first $200,000 of value assessed on their property. Spouses of those who would qualify are also eligible, if the veteran passes away.
  • Connecticut
    • Connecticut offers veterans who have served 90 days of wartime service a $1,500 exemption on property taxes.
    • Veterans who earn below a specific income can qualify for further exemptions, but you will need to contact a local tax authority to find out whether your specific situation qualifies.
    • Surviving spouses may also qualify, if their veteran had.
  • Delaware
    • Delaware offers a yearly $3,000 pension to paraplegic veterans, paid in monthly installments. The state also offers a number of smaller benefits to veterans, but there is no statewide veteran property tax exemption.
  • Florida
    • Any veteran 10% or more disabled is entitled to up to $5,000 exemption on property taxes, and 100% disabled veterans receive full exemption.
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
    • 100% disabled Hawaii veterans may receive tax exemptions on property taxes. However, this varies by island, so the Office of Veterans service recommends calling your local tax authority to see how much of an exemption you might qualify for.
  • Idaho
    • Veterans who have 100% disabled status are eligible to reduce their property taxes by as much as $1,320 on their primary residence via a VA tax exemption.
  • Illinois
    • Returning Illinois veterans receive a $5,000 reduction in the assessed value of their homes, for tax purposes. In addition to this, disabled veterans over 30% but under 50% are eligible for a $2,500 homestead exemption
    • Veterans disabled over 50% and under 70% are eligible to a $,5000 exemption.
    • Veterans disabled over 70% may receive full exemption on their primary residence property taxes.
  • Kansas
    • Kansas veterans are eligible to receive a homestead refund if they are 50% disabled or more.
  • Kentucky
    • Kentucky veterans who are over the age of 65 or are 100% disabled are eligible for a $39,300 exemption on their property taxes.
  • Louisiana
    • Veterans and their surviving spouses can benefit from a $150,000 exemption on the assessed value of their property if they have 100% disability status due to a service-related injury.
  • Maine
    • Veterans in Maine who served during wartime and are either 62 years old or older, have 100% disability status, or receive 100% disability benefits are eligible to receive $6000 in exemptions.
    • Paraplegic veterans who receive a grant for an adapted housing unit may receive $50,000 in exemptions.
    • Legally blind veterans receive a $4,000 exemption.
  • Maryland
    • Maryland veterans with 100% disability are eligible for full property tax exemption.
    • They are also eligible to deduct the first $5,000 of retirement income from their Maryland taxes, with an increase to the first $15,000 for those age 55 or older.
  • Massachusetts
    • Veterans are entitled to a $400 exemption for 10% disabled status, or receiving a purple heart.
    • $750 in exemptions for injuries resulting in the loss of one hand, one foot, or one eye.
    • $1000 for 100% disability status
    • $1,250 in exemptions for the loss of both hands, both feet, one hand and one foot, or both eyes.
    • $1,500 for 100% disability status and has specially adapted housing.
  • Michigan
    • Michigan veterans with 100% disability status are eligible to receive full disabled veteran property tax exemption.
  • Minnesota
    • Veterans with 100% disability status are eligible to receive a $300,000 devaluation in their home’s assessed value for property tax purposes, and those with 70% and above are eligible to receive $150,000 devaluation. This also passes on to spouses of deceased veterans.
  • Mississippi
    • Veterans with 100% disability connected to service are eligible to receive exemption on all ad valorem taxes on the assessed value of their homesteads.
  • Missouri
    • Missouri offers veterans tax credits for housing expenses. They depend on the value of the property or the price of rent, but the maximum is $750 in credits for renters, and $1,100 for homeowners.
  • Montana
    • For veterans with a 100% disability status, Montana offers multiple levels of property tax exemption based on income tax brackets and filing status. A full chart describing these brackets is offered by the Montana Department of Revenue.
  • Nebraska
    • Nebraska offers different property tax exemptions for veterans at different levels of disability. The amount from which a veteran is exempt is also variable based on the veteran’s income and filing status. More information is available through the Nebraska Department of Revenue.
  • Nevada
    • In Nevada, there is a standard veteran tax exemption that may be put toward their property taxes or vehicle taxes. The amount of the exemption varies dependent on county and income, so be sure to call your local tax authority to see how much of an exemption you qualify for. Disabled veterans above 60% disability status are also eligible for an additional exemption.
  • New Hampshire
    • 100% disabled status veterans in New Hampshire and their surviving spouses are exempt from all property taxes. Certain other veterans are eligible to a minimum $51 tax credit, and municipalities may increase this amount up to $751.
  • New Jersey
    • New Jersey veterans subject to 100% disability during a New Jersey Legislature determined wartime service period may receive up to full veteran property tax exemption. Veterans also qualify for a one-time $3,000 income tax deduction in the year they are discharged from active service.
  • New Mexico
    • 100% disability status veterans who are legal residents of New Mexico are eligible to 100% exemption on property taxes on their primary residence.
  • New York
    • Veteran status, disability status, what war the veteran served in, and the specific county or municipality where the veteran resides, all determine what exemptions apply. If you live in New York, be sure to check your town’s specific exemptions.
  • North Carolina
    • Veterans with 100% disability status, or have been deemed unemployable by the VA, are eligible to receive veteran property tax exemption on the first $45,000 of appraised property value.
  • North Dakota
    • North Dakota Veterans with 50% disability status or higher are eligible to receive a property tax exemption on the first $120,000 of the assessed value of their homestead.
  • Ohio
    • 100% disability status Ohio veterans are eligible to receive property tax exemptions on the first $50,000 of the assessed value of their primary residence.
  • Oklahoma
    • Oklahoma veterans with 100% disability status (as well as surviving spouses) are eligible to receive full disabled veteran property tax exemptions.
  • Oregon
    • Oregon veterans who are 40% or more disabled or their surviving spouses are eligible for a $22,028 or $26,435 exemption on their property taxes. This amount increases 3% yearly.
  • Pennsylvania
    • Veterans earning under $92, 594 who are 100% disabled are eligible for full property tax exemption.
  • Rhode Island
    • Veterans in Rhode Island may qualify for a number of different property tax exemptions. These exemptions vary by both the county and on the specific veteran disability status, as well as filing status.
    • A full explanation of these conditions is available via the Rhode Island Department of Revenue.
  • South Carolina
    • 100% disabled veterans and persons over the age of 65 are eligible for property tax exemptions as determined by the state assembly.
    • The South Carolina Department of Veterans’ Affairs instructs those seeking such benefits to contact their local tax authority for more details on their specific situation.
  • South Dakota
    • Veterans with a 100% service-related disability status are eligible to receive $150,000 in exemptions on property which the veteran owns and occupies.
    • Paraplegic veterans are eligible for full exemption from property taxes.
  • Tennessee
    • Tennessee veterans are eligible for a maximum veteran tax exemption of $175,000.
    • Veterans must be 100% disability status due to time as a prisoner of war, have loss of two or more limbs, paraplegic, or legally blind.
  • Texas
    • Veterans in Texas enjoy exemption from property taxes at the following rates determined by TexVet:
    • 10% – 29%: $5,000
    • 30% – 49%: $7,500
    • 50% – 69%: $10,000
    • 70% – 100%: $12,000
Texas disability exemption
  • Utah
    • Utah veterans over 10% disability status are exempt from property taxes up to $266,670 based on level of disability and income.
  • Vermont
    • Veterans with a disability status of 50% or above are eligible for a veteran property tax exemption with a state-mandated minimum of $10,000. The total value of the exemption varies by municipality, so be sure to contact your local tax authority for more details.
  • Virginia
    • Veterans with 100% disability status may receive property tax exemption based on income level. Contact your local tax authority to find out what exemptions your income level qualifies you for.
  • Washington (State)
    • Veterans with a disability status and surviving spouses may qualify for partial property tax exemption dependent on income levels. Contact your local tax authority to find out what exemptions your income level qualifies you for.
  • Washington DC
    • Veterans in the nation’s Capital who are disabled or 65 years of age or older qualify for up to 50% relief in veteran tax exemption on property.
    • Disabled folks in general benefit from an exemption of $74,850 from the Homestead/Senior Citizen Deduction.
  • West Virginia
    • Veterans with 100% disability status may be exempt from property taxes. Full details on qualifying conditions are listed by the West Virginia Legislature.
  • Wisconsin
    • Wisconsin veterans with 100% disability rating may receive partial disabled veteran property tax exemptions. Contact the County Veteran Service Officers of Wisconsin for more details on how property tax exemptions for veterans operate in your county.
  • Wyoming
    • Veterans who served during a period of war or armed conflict and have lived in Wyoming for three or more years are eligible for a $3,000 reduction in the assessed value of their property for property tax purposes.

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Veterans are owed a lot of respect and gratitude, and many states seek to show that through exempting members and former members of our armed services from certain taxes. If you’re looking to relocate to a different state, you’ll want to know what exemptions you’ll have to look forward to — or maybe you just want to familiarize yourself with your own state’s benefits.

One important fact to note is that many exemptions apply to veterans with 100% disability status. According to the Department of Veteran Affairs, 100% disability means, “Total disability will be considered to exist when there is present any impairment of mind or body which is sufficient to render it impossible for the average person to follow a substantially gainful occupation.”

We have assembled a comprehensive guide to veterans property tax exemptions by state. Check it out, and see what state’s exemptions work best for your financial plan below.

  • Alabama
    • Veterans with a 100% disability status in Alabama may benefit from full disabled veteran property tax exemption on their primary residence.
  • Alaska
    • Veterans disabled 50% or more are entitled to a $150,000 tax exemption on their property taxes in the state of Alaska. Even better, this can transfer to the spouse of that veteran should the veteran pass away and the spouse is over the age of 60.
  • Arizona
    • Arizona’s disabled veterans can claim a $3,000 tax exemption on property assessed at a value under $10,000. This also applies to widows and widowers the veteran may leave behind.
  • Arkansas
    • Arkansas veterans, along with their (unmarried) spouses and dependent children should the veteran pass away, are entitled to full exemption from property taxes if the veteran is blind, missing an eye or limb, or has 100% disability status.
  • California
    • The state of California offers up to $4,000 exemption for all veterans, $134, 706 for disabled veterans, and up to $202,000 exemption for low income and disabled veterans.
  • Colorado
    • Veterans 65 years or older are qualified for 50% exemption on property taxes on the first $200,000 of value assessed on their property. Spouses of those who would qualify are also eligible, if the veteran passes away.
  • Connecticut
    • Connecticut offers veterans who have served 90 days of wartime service a $1,500 exemption on property taxes.
    • Veterans who earn below a specific income can qualify for further exemptions, but you will need to contact a local tax authority to find out whether your specific situation qualifies.
    • Surviving spouses may also qualify, if their veteran had.
  • Delaware
    • Delaware offers a yearly $3,000 pension to paraplegic veterans, paid in monthly installments. The state also offers a number of smaller benefits to veterans, but there is no statewide veteran property tax exemption.
  • Florida
    • Any veteran 10% or more disabled is entitled to up to $5,000 exemption on property taxes, and 100% disabled veterans receive full exemption.
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
    • 100% disabled Hawaii veterans may receive tax exemptions on property taxes. However, this varies by island, so the Office of Veterans service recommends calling your local tax authority to see how much of an exemption you might qualify for.
  • Idaho
    • Veterans who have 100% disabled status are eligible to reduce their property taxes by as much as $1,320 on their primary residence via a VA tax exemption.
  • Illinois
    • Returning Illinois veterans receive a $5,000 reduction in the assessed value of their homes, for tax purposes. In addition to this, disabled veterans over 30% but under 50% are eligible for a $2,500 homestead exemption
    • Veterans disabled over 50% and under 70% are eligible to a $,5000 exemption.
    • Veterans disabled over 70% may receive full exemption on their primary residence property taxes.
  • Kansas
    • Kansas veterans are eligible to receive a homestead refund if they are 50% disabled or more.
  • Kentucky
    • Kentucky veterans who are over the age of 65 or are 100% disabled are eligible for a $39,300 exemption on their property taxes.
  • Louisiana
    • Veterans and their surviving spouses can benefit from a $150,000 exemption on the assessed value of their property if they have 100% disability status due to a service-related injury.
  • Maine
    • Veterans in Maine who served during wartime and are either 62 years old or older, have 100% disability status, or receive 100% disability benefits are eligible to receive $6000 in exemptions.
    • Paraplegic veterans who receive a grant for an adapted housing unit may receive $50,000 in exemptions.
    • Legally blind veterans receive a $4,000 exemption.
  • Maryland
    • Maryland veterans with 100% disability are eligible for full property tax exemption.
    • They are also eligible to deduct the first $5,000 of retirement income from their Maryland taxes, with an increase to the first $15,000 for those age 55 or older.
  • Massachusetts
    • Veterans are entitled to a $400 exemption for 10% disabled status, or receiving a purple heart.
    • $750 in exemptions for injuries resulting in the loss of one hand, one foot, or one eye.
    • $1000 for 100% disability status
    • $1,250 in exemptions for the loss of both hands, both feet, one hand and one foot, or both eyes.
    • $1,500 for 100% disability status and has specially adapted housing.
  • Michigan
    • Michigan veterans with 100% disability status are eligible to receive full disabled veteran property tax exemption.
  • Minnesota
    • Veterans with 100% disability status are eligible to receive a $300,000 devaluation in their home’s assessed value for property tax purposes, and those with 70% and above are eligible to receive $150,000 devaluation. This also passes on to spouses of deceased veterans.
  • Mississippi
    • Veterans with 100% disability connected to service are eligible to receive exemption on all ad valorem taxes on the assessed value of their homesteads.
  • Missouri
    • Missouri offers veterans tax credits for housing expenses. They depend on the value of the property or the price of rent, but the maximum is $750 in credits for renters, and $1,100 for homeowners.
  • Montana
    • For veterans with a 100% disability status, Montana offers multiple levels of property tax exemption based on income tax brackets and filing status. A full chart describing these brackets is offered by the Montana Department of Revenue.
  • Nebraska
    • Nebraska offers different property tax exemptions for veterans at different levels of disability. The amount from which a veteran is exempt is also variable based on the veteran’s income and filing status. More information is available through the Nebraska Department of Revenue.
  • Nevada
    • In Nevada, there is a standard veteran tax exemption that may be put toward their property taxes or vehicle taxes. The amount of the exemption varies dependent on county and income, so be sure to call your local tax authority to see how much of an exemption you qualify for. Disabled veterans above 60% disability status are also eligible for an additional exemption.
  • New Hampshire
    • 100% disabled status veterans in New Hampshire and their surviving spouses are exempt from all property taxes. Certain other veterans are eligible to a minimum $51 tax credit, and municipalities may increase this amount up to $751.
  • New Jersey
    • New Jersey veterans subject to 100% disability during a New Jersey Legislature determined wartime service period may receive up to full veteran property tax exemption. Veterans also qualify for a one-time $3,000 income tax deduction in the year they are discharged from active service.
  • New Mexico
    • 100% disability status veterans who are legal residents of New Mexico are eligible to 100% exemption on property taxes on their primary residence.
  • New York
    • Veteran status, disability status, what war the veteran served in, and the specific county or municipality where the veteran resides, all determine what exemptions apply. If you live in New York, be sure to check your town’s specific exemptions.
  • North Carolina
    • Veterans with 100% disability status, or have been deemed unemployable by the VA, are eligible to receive veteran property tax exemption on the first $45,000 of appraised property value.
  • North Dakota
    • North Dakota Veterans with 50% disability status or higher are eligible to receive a property tax exemption on the first $120,000 of the assessed value of their homestead.
  • Ohio
    • 100% disability status Ohio veterans are eligible to receive property tax exemptions on the first $50,000 of the assessed value of their primary residence.
  • Oklahoma
    • Oklahoma veterans with 100% disability status (as well as surviving spouses) are eligible to receive full disabled veteran property tax exemptions.
  • Oregon
    • Oregon veterans who are 40% or more disabled or their surviving spouses are eligible for a $22,028 or $26,435 exemption on their property taxes. This amount increases 3% yearly.
  • Pennsylvania
    • Veterans earning under $92, 594 who are 100% disabled are eligible for full property tax exemption.
  • Rhode Island
    • Veterans in Rhode Island may qualify for a number of different property tax exemptions. These exemptions vary by both the county and on the specific veteran disability status, as well as filing status.
    • A full explanation of these conditions is available via the Rhode Island Department of Revenue.
  • South Carolina
    • 100% disabled veterans and persons over the age of 65 are eligible for property tax exemptions as determined by the state assembly.
    • The South Carolina Department of Veterans’ Affairs instructs those seeking such benefits to contact their local tax authority for more details on their specific situation.
  • South Dakota
    • Veterans with a 100% service-related disability status are eligible to receive $150,000 in exemptions on property which the veteran owns and occupies.
    • Paraplegic veterans are eligible for full exemption from property taxes.
  • Tennessee
    • Tennessee veterans are eligible for a maximum veteran tax exemption of $175,000.
    • Veterans must be 100% disability status due to time as a prisoner of war, have loss of two or more limbs, paraplegic, or legally blind.
  • Texas
    • Veterans in Texas enjoy exemption from property taxes at the following rates determined by TexVet:
    • 10% – 29%: $5,000
    • 30% – 49%: $7,500
    • 50% – 69%: $10,000
    • 70% – 100%: $12,000
Texas disability exemption
  • Utah
    • Utah veterans over 10% disability status are exempt from property taxes up to $266,670 based on level of disability and income.
  • Vermont
    • Veterans with a disability status of 50% or above are eligible for a veteran property tax exemption with a state-mandated minimum of $10,000. The total value of the exemption varies by municipality, so be sure to contact your local tax authority for more details.
  • Virginia
    • Veterans with 100% disability status may receive property tax exemption based on income level. Contact your local tax authority to find out what exemptions your income level qualifies you for.
  • Washington (State)
    • Veterans with a disability status and surviving spouses may qualify for partial property tax exemption dependent on income levels. Contact your local tax authority to find out what exemptions your income level qualifies you for.
  • Washington DC
    • Veterans in the nation’s Capital who are disabled or 65 years of age or older qualify for up to 50% relief in veteran tax exemption on property.
    • Disabled folks in general benefit from an exemption of $74,850 from the Homestead/Senior Citizen Deduction.
  • West Virginia
    • Veterans with 100% disability status may be exempt from property taxes. Full details on qualifying conditions are listed by the West Virginia Legislature.
  • Wisconsin
    • Wisconsin veterans with 100% disability rating may receive partial disabled veteran property tax exemptions. Contact the County Veteran Service Officers of Wisconsin for more details on how property tax exemptions for veterans operate in your county.
  • Wyoming
    • Veterans who served during a period of war or armed conflict and have lived in Wyoming for three or more years are eligible for a $3,000 reduction in the assessed value of their property for property tax purposes.

If you’re having trouble sorting out your taxes, our committed team at Community Tax is ready to help! Feel free to give us a call or schedule an appointment with one of our tax preparation experts.

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