Disabled veterans who meet certain criteria may be granted relief from real estate taxes on a home and up to one acre of land it occupies, the solid waste fee, personal property tax, and the vehicle license fee. Relief will be prorated for applicants who become disabled or purchase a home after January 1, 2016.
Eligibility criteria for relief of real estate taxes and the solid waste fee:
The applicant must provide documentation from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs indicating the veteran was determined to be 100%, service-connected, permanently and totally disabled. Veterans who are less than 100% disabled, but are compensated at the 100% rate may also qualify for this program.
The applicant must own and occupy the home as his/her principal place of residence.
There are no income or net worth requirements for real estate tax relief for qualifying disabled veterans.
Additional criteria for a surviving spouse:
The surviving spouse of a veteran eligible for the real estate exemption may qualify for the exemption if:
The death of the veteran occurred on or after Jan. 1, 2011.
The surviving spouse does not remarry.
The surviving spouse continues to occupy the real property as his/her principal place of residence.
Eligibility criteria for relief of personal property taxes and the vehicle license fee:
The applicant must be totally and permanently disabled.
Total household income of not more than $81,490.
The first $10,000 of income earned by any relative living in the household other than the owner or spouse is excluded.
The first $7,500 of any income received by the applicant as permanent disability compensation is excluded.
Combined financial net worth for the applicant and spouse of not more than $340,000, excluding the principal residence and up to twenty-five acres of land it occupies.
2016 Disabled Veterans Brochure
2016 Disabled Veterans Tax Relief Application
For questions about tax relief for disabled veterans, please contact the Real Estate Assessments Office at 703-792-6780 or firstname.lastname@example.org