Disabled Veterans Exemption

 

Veterans’ eligible for the recently expanded disabled veterans’ property tax exemption can now file for the exemption for the 2014 tax year.

Public Act 161 of 2013 provides permanently and totally disabled, as a result of military service and entitled to veterans’ benefits at the rate of 100%, veterans’ an exemption from property taxes on their primary residence and extends that exemption to a disabled veteran’s un-remarried surviving spouse, if the veteran dies before the tax break is granted. To apply for the exemption, the disabled veteran, their un-remarried surviving spouse or their legal designee must annually file an affidavit along with applicable certificates and/or documents with their local unit of government.