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Indiana Department of Veterans' Affairs

Indiana Department of Veterans' Affairs

DVA > About IDVA > Veteran Benefits > Indiana Benefits > Property Tax Deductions Property Tax Deductions

DISABLED VETERAN PROPERTY TAX DEDUCTIONS
 

Click Here for the Certificate of Eligibility for Disabled Veteran Property Tax Deduction.
To review the entire Indiana Code 6-1.1-12 click HERE  the sections that reference the Disabled Veteran Property Tax Deductions are 13, 14, and 14.5

Basic eligibility criteria for the Disable Veteran Tax Deduction

For a deduction of $24,960 from the assessed value of the property the veteran;
IC 6-1.1-12-13  Scroll down to Section 13

Must have served in the military during any of its wars.

    WWII:            December 7, 1941 - December 31, 1946
    KOREA:        June 27, 1950- January 31, 1955
    VIETNAM:    August 5, 1964 - May 7, 1975
    GULF WAR: August 2, 1990- to a future date to be set by law or Presidential Proclamation

Received an HONORABLE discharge.
Received a Service Connected Disability Rating of at least 10% (evidenced by an award of compensation by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs).

For a deduction of $12,480 from the assessed value of the property the veteran
IC 6-1.1-12-14 Scroll down to section 14

Must have served in the military for at least 90 days
Received and HONORABLE discharge
Have either a TOTAL service connected disability OR be at least sixty two (62) years old AND have a service connected disability rating of at least 10%.(evidenced by an award of compensation by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs).

TYPES OF MILITARY DISCHARGES
HONORABLE
GENERAL UNDER HONORABLE CONDITIONS
OTHER THAN HONORABLE
BAD CONDUCT
DISHONORABLE
ENTRY LEVEL SEPARATION

NOTE: for the 2016 tax year the veterans assessed property value must not exceed $143,160
            for the 2017 tax year, and later, the veterans assessed property value must not exceed $175,000

For a deduction of property tax for property conveyed to the veteran at no cost to the veteran by an organization that is exempt from income taxation under the federal Internal Revenue Code:
If this deduction is used the veteran cannot claim deductions under section 13 or 14 of  IC 6-1.1-12

IC 6-1.1-12-14.5 Scroll down to section 14.5

The veteran;
Must have served in the military for at least 90 days.
Received an HONORABLE discharge.
Receive a service connected disability rating of at least 50%

Deductions under this section are determined as follows;

If the veteran is Totally disabled (100%) then the deduction is equal to 100% of the assessed value
If the veteran is 90% Service Connected disabled then the deduction is equal to 90% of the assessed value
If the veteran is 80% Service Connected disabled then the deduction is equal to 80% of the assessed value
If the veteran is 70% Service Connected disabled then the deduction is equal to 70% of the assessed value
If the veteran is 60% Service Connected disabled then the deduction is equal to 60% of the assessed value
If the veteran is 50% Service Connected disabled then the deduction is equal to 50% of the assessed value

A veteran who owns a vehicle and is entitled to a deduction  under IC 6-1.1-12 sections 13, 14 or 16 and has any remaining deduction from the assessed valuation to which the person is entitled, applicable to property taxes payable in the year in which the excise tax is imposed after allowance of the deduction on property owned by the person, shall reduce the annual excise tax in the amount of two dollars ($2) on each one hundred ($100) of taxable value or major portion thereof  CLICK HERE IC 6-6-5-5 version a & b

If a veteran qualifies for any of the disabled property tax deductions but does not own property which a tax deduction can be applied under IC 6-1.1-12 sections 13 & 14 then the amount of credit that can be applied is equal to the lesser of the following:  Click HERE to view IC 6-6-5 scroll to section 5.2
(1) The amount of excise tax liability for the individual's vehicle under section 5 of IC 6-6-5
(2) Seventy dollars ($70)
The maximum number of motor vehicles is two (2)
The credit allowed by this section must be claims on a form prescribed by the bureau. An individual claiming the credit must attach to the form an affidavit from the county auditor stating that the claimant does not own property to which a property tax deduction may be applied under IC 6-1.1-12 sections 13, 14, or 16.