Veterans Property Tax Benefits
Some homeowners may qualify for Idaho's 100% Service-Connected Disabled Veterans Property Tax Benefit starting in 2019.
Applications are accepted between January 1st and April 15th.
About the Veterans Property Tax Reduction Program
The Idaho Veterans Property Tax Reduction benefit reduces property taxes for qualified 100% service-connected disabled veterans. If you qualify, the property taxes on your primary home and up to one acre of land may be reduced by as much as $1,320.00. This program doesn’t have an income limit. Solid Waste, irrigation or other fees cannot be reduced by the Veterans Property Tax Reduction program. The state pays a portion of a homeowner's property taxes, and qualified recipients don't repay the state.
How to Qualify for the Property Tax Reduction Program
You may qualify for a veteran’s property tax reduction if you meet the following requirements.
1. You must qualify for the Homeowners Exemption. You may qualify if you live in a
care facility or nursing home. For more information contact the Assessor's Office and
2. You must be recognized as 100% service-connected disabled by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs as of January 1, 2019.
Income Guidelines for the Veterans Property Tax Reduction Program
The program doesn’t have an income limit.
Documentation needed for the Veterans Property Tax Reduction Program
You must provide the assessor's office with the following documents when filing your application.
You need to get a current letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs confirming your 100% service-connected disability rating as of January 1st
· Provide this letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to the county assessor’s office when making application.
How to Apply for the Veterans Property Tax Reduction Program
The Assessor's office prefers that application be made in person at the County Assessor's Office.
However, an application can be mailed upon request.
Complete the application and mail back to the Assessor's office with copies of all of the supporting documentation. If you need help, the Assessor's Office staff will assist you. You can contact them at 208-529-1320.Applications are available at the Assessor's office or the State Tax Commissions web site.
You can apply for your veteran’s property tax reduction only between January 1st and April 15th, to receive this benefit; you must apply and qualify each year. It is not renewed automatically.
You will be required to show proof of status and US residency when you file your application. If you are missing some of this information, complete as much of the form as possible, sign and return it to the assessor's office by the April 15th deadline. Extensions can not be filed on the Veterans Property Tax Reduction Program. Once your application is accepted and approved at the county level, it is sent to the state for final approval. You will be notified if you are disqualified. Questions regarding the status of your application at that point should be directed to the State Tax Commission. If your application is approved by the state, your reduction will appear on the property tax notice sent in December by the County Treasurer.