Tax Credit for Veterans

PROPERTY TAX CREDIT DETAILS FOR ELIGIBLE DISABLED VETERANS & SURVIVING SPOUSES

 

The County Treasurer would like to remind qualified disabled veterans and surviving spouses about the recent expansion of the property tax credit. This benefit is given in recognition of veterans' sacrifices for our country.

 

The credit is equal to the property taxes paid on eligible veteran's or surviving spouse's principal dwelling in Wisconsin.

 

The program has been in effect since tax year 2005. Through tax year 2008, the veteran had to have been a resident of Wisconsin at the time he/she entered active duty, have a 100% schedular rated service-connected disability, and be 65 years of age or older. Surviving spouses of veterans who met the foregoing criteria also qualified.

 

However, beginning with tax year 2009, the age restriction has been removed. Veterans need now only be residents of WIsconsin for five continous years, and their 100% service-connected disability rating can now be obtained through individual unemployability. Surviving spouses of eligible veterans also qualify.

 

More information about this tax credit can be found at the WDVA website.

 

For a printable copy of the Veterans Tax Credit Request Form, please click here.

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