Disabled Veteran and Surviving Spouse Property Tax Credit





Variations in Receipt of Benefit

No Variation in Receipt of Benefits

Benefit Type



The property tax credit is a refundable credit on the individual's income tax equal to the amount of property taxes paid during the year on an eligible veteran's or surviving spouse's principal dwelling. There is no limit on the amount that may be claimed.

How is Benefit Disbursed

Credit to the income tax bill

Eligible Property Type


Characteristics of Eligible Property

Property must be principal residence and land surrounding it, not to exceed one acre.

Eligibility Criteria



Principal Residence


Surviving Spouse

Description of Eligibility Criteria

Eligible veterans have a 100% service-connected disability, served honorably on active duty, been a resident of Wisconsin prior to active duty, and are at least 65 years old. Eligible surviving spouses must be unremarried spouses of individuals who served on active duty and, at the time of entry into service and at death, was a resident of Wisconsin. In addition, the deceased spouse must have died in the line of duty or while at least 65 years of age with a 100% disability rating.

Local Option in Adoption of Program

Local government is unable to exercise an option

Local Option Regarding Program Features

No local option regarding program features

State Funding for Local Tax Loss

State reimburses all of the local government tax loss

Description of State Funding for Tax Loss

Credit is a credit on the income tax.

Record ID




Wis. Stat. § 71.07(6e) (in effect for 2006)

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