Attach to your tax exemption application a copy of the documentation from the United States Department of Defense or its successor agency indicating the date that the member of the armed forces of the United States was killed in action or died of wounds received in action.
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The surviving spouse of a member of the armed forces killed in action or died of wounds received in action.
If the principal residence is jointly owned by two or more individuals, not all of whom qualify for the exemption.
The fact that surviving spouses who are otherwise qualified for tax exemption pursuant to this article are residing in hospitals, nursing homes, convalescent homes, or other facilities for physical or mental care for extended periods of time shall not be construed to mean that the real estate for which tax exemption is sought does not continue to be the sole dwelling of such persons during such extended periods of other residence so long as such real estate is not used by or leased to others for consideration.
An application can be obtained by:
To apply for this exemption, an application should be completed:
No. The tax exemption is effective January 1, 2015. You only need to re-apply if the:
Note: The Commissioner of the Revenue will need to be notified promptly of any remarriage.
There is no immediate deadline date to file.
Yes. The surviving spouse must be an owner of the property and occupy it as his or her principal residence. Co-owners only get a percentage based on their percent of ownership.
The exemption will cover the real property taxes for the home and up to one acre of land upon which the home is situated.
Yes, if the surviving spouse owns and occupies the mobile home as his or her principal residence, and the property is zoned as single family residential.
No. This tax exemption program is not based on the amount of income you receive each year.