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Property Tax Exemption, Do You Need To Be Pt Or Just 100%?


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It looks like it has to be considered permanent and total. But you still might want to keep checking and see if there is anything else.

http://www.dat.state.md.us/sdatweb/veteran.pdf

STATE OF MARYLAND
DEPARTMENT OF ASSESSMENTS AND TAXATION
APPLICATION FOR EXEMPTION FOR 100% DISABLED VETERANS

TO BE COMPLETED BY THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION
The United States Veterans Administration hereby certifies that the above named veteran, has been declared by the Veterans Administration to
have a service-connected disability, which was not incurred through misconduct; that the said disability is ___ % disabling,
permanent in character, and reasonably certain to continue throughout the life of said veteran; and that the said veteran is receiving
disability payments as allowed for reasons of____ % disability, or _____% unemployability.
The character of the disability is as follows:
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I agree. State by state......in Texas, homestead property tax exemptions are on a sliding scale from something like $5000 off the appraised value of a home/property for a 10% disabled veteran all the way up to 100% homestead property taxes waived for a 100% disabled veteran and for his/her surviving spouse for the remainder of their lives.

I believe that a 100% disabled veteran also has the option of waiving something like $12,000 off the taxable appraised value of a second piece of property as well here in Texas.

Also, if you are rated at 10%, but are below 100%, when you turn 65 years of age, you are entitled to the 100% homestead property tax reduction. That also includes a surviving spouse, who does not remarry or sell the property, for the remainder of their life as well.

I haven't checked to see if all of that is still in place, but I think it is.

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I notice they have a part for unemployability percentage, might be worth contacting the State Property Tax Office.
STATE OF MARYLAND
DEPARTMENT OF ASSESSMENTS AND TAXATION
APPLICATION FOR EXEMPTION FOR 100% DISABLED VETERANS

TO BE COMPLETED BY THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION
The United States Veterans Administration hereby certifies that the above named veteran, has been declared by the Veterans Administration to
have a service-connected disability, which was not incurred through misconduct; that the said disability is ___ % disabling,
permanent in character, and reasonably certain to continue throughout the life of said veteran; and that the said veteran is receiving
disability payments as allowed for reasons of____ % disability, or _____% unemployability.
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All I am finding on Maryland is the 100%. But they do include unemployability as part of that.

Asking the tax assessors office is a good idea. But also look at the law. (The tax assessors office told me I would not qualify for a standard disability exemption -- as my husband was not alive when I filed. But he was alive during part of the year that the taxes covered, and so I applied anyway. And I got the exemption for that year.)

But in regard to the question as to whether the disability has to be permanent - it looks like it does.

The law is here:

http://law.justia.com/codes/maryland/2010/tax-property/title-7/subtitle-2/7-208/

§ 7-208. Dwelling house of disabled veteran; surviving spouse.

(a) Definitions.-

(1) In this section the following words have the meanings indicated.

(2) (i) "Disabled veteran" means an individual who:

1. is honorably discharged or released under honorable circumstances from active military, naval, or air service as defined in 38 U.S.C. § 101; and

2. has been declared by the Veterans' Administration to have a permanent 100% service connected disability that results from blindness or other disabling cause that:

A. is reasonably certain to continue for the life of the veteran; and

B. was not caused or incurred by misconduct of the veteran.

One nice thing is that they consider SC granted after death:

(ii) "Disabled veteran" includes an individual who qualifies posthumously for a 100% service connected disability.

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Call peggy have her to send you the letter stating your/his property tax benefits!

The VSO's are suppose to send out letters letting the veteran know about the property tax exemption if they

qualify.

call the 1-800 #

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Call peggy have her to send you the letter stating your/his property tax benefits!

The VSO's are suppose to send out letters letting the veteran know about the property tax exemption if they

qualify.

call the 1-800 #

Property tax exemption benefits vary from state to state.

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In my county in Florida you have to be P&T but you can also get it if you are on SSDI.

John

Yea John, we are lucky on this one.

Florida vets 100% SC with P&T status,

zero property taxes on their primary residence.

There are also property tax exemptions for SC at 10% and higher.

Here's a link:

http://www.mydigitalpublication.com/publication/?i=198104

Info on Florida property tax exemption starts on page 6.

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In Nevada they add up every disability and don't use the VA's screwed up math. It's saved me a lot of money in car registration the past few years.

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