2019 Property Tax Reduction Programs (Circuit Breaker & 100% Rated Veterans)

Needed Veteran Documentation Available At:  https://www.va.gov/

2019 Property Tax Reduction (Circuit Breaker)

Or Call VA Benefits: 1-800-287-1000

Surviving Spouse Clarification

Just a reminder that the Idaho State Tax Commissions 100% Service Connected Disabled Veterans Property Tax benefit goes into effect on January 1, 2019. A veteran must have a current letter from the VA (dated January 1, 2019, or later) reflecting the veteran is rated 100% service connected (does not have to be Permanent and Total). The VA benefit letters can be obtained on the www.ebenefits.va.gov website, at the VA Regional Office Public Contact Team, or by contacting your assigned Veteran Service Officer, who can assist in obtaining the letter from the VA. Once the letter is received, it must be taken to the County Tax Assessor's office and submitted with a completed application before April 1, 2019. If approved, the benefit will appear on the December 2019 property tax bill. Please remember that veterans receiving Individual Unemployablility DO NOT MEET the requirement of having a 100% Service Connected disability. Our office has had several veterans receiving I.U. call believing it is the same as being rated 100%. As we did not write the law, we have no authority to interpret the law as any other way than written. Anyone who disagrees with the law as written, are invited to contact their local State Senator or Representative. The actual publication can be found on the Tax Commission's website.