Property Tax Discount for Senior Disabled Veterans

State

Florida

Year

2007

Variations in Receipt of Benefit

Other Variation in Receipt of Benefits

Benefit Type

Credit

Benefit

The benefit is a percent reduction in property tax liability equal to the claimant's percent service-connected disability as determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.

How is Benefit Disbursed

Credit to the property tax bill

Eligible Property Type

Residential

Characteristics of Eligible Property

Only residential property is eligible for this program.

Eligibility Criteria

Age

Disability

Homeowner

Veteran

Surviving Spouse

Description of Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must be veterans, at least 65 years of age, and partially or totally disabled. Surviving spouses of disabled veterans are also eligible for the exemption.

Local Option in Adoption of Program

Local government must take action to opt out

Local Option Regarding Program Features

Local option regarding program features

State Funding for Local Tax Loss

State reimburses all of the local government tax loss

Record ID

FL108_RR07

Footnotes

Any real estate that is owned and used as a homestead by the surviving spouse of a veteran who died from service-connected causes while on active duty as a member of the United States Armed Forces and for whom a letter from the United States Government or United States Department of Veterans Affairs or its predecessor has been issued certifying that the veteran who died from service-connected causes while on active duty is exempt from taxation if the veteran was a permanent resident of this state on January 1 of the year in which the veteran died.

Sources

Fla. Stat. § 196.082 (in effect for 2007); Fla. Stat. § 196.091 (in effect for 2007)
Source Constitution: 
Fla. Const. Art. VII § 6 (e)
Disabled Veterans’ Property Tax Discount on Homestead Property, Florida Department of Revenue Bulletin (2006)
[http://dor.myflorida.com/dor/property/veteran/ Accessed on 11/10/10]
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