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Armed Forces Exemption
Armed Forces Exemption
A veteran who is disabled as a result of military service, or the unmarried widowed spouse or orphaned minor children of a disabled veteran or of a veteran who dies as a result of military service may be entitled to a reduction of their real property taxes.
Effective January 1, 2005 the property tax exemption for disabled veterans has been enhanced and expanded. The new law increases the disabled veteran's property tax exemption from $82,500 to $200,000 or percent thereof, of taxable value beginning 2005; for each year thereafter, $200,000 plus an amount calculated by multiplying the amount of the limitation for the previous year by the actual percent change in the Consumer Price Index during the previous calendar year. The 2013 value for exemption is $244,064. Also, it limits the property that is eligible for the exemption to the claimant's primary residence with up to 1 acre of land, and/or tangible personal property that is held exclusively for personal use and is not used in a trade or business. No exemption is allowed for any disability below 10 percent.
According to the tax commission, this means that you will not be able to exempt any property over the one acre allowed for your primary residence.
The Veteran's disability must be service connected and proof of the disability from the Veteran's Administration is required.
Active or Reserve Member
An Active or Reserve Member of the Armed Forces may be eligible if they have served outside the state of Utah for 200 days in a calendar year or for 200 consecutive days beginning in a prior year.
Only the Primary residence is eligible for this exemption.
Claimant must reside in the county and be the owner of record on January 1 of the application year. (NOTE: Qualifying service begins on January 1, 2013 with the first application being September 1, 2014.
On or before September 1 of the year after the year of qualifying service applicant must complete an application and provide military documentation including orders for qualifying active duty service.
Applicant must apply each year they are eligible and one exemption only will be allowed in the year the member files.
The tax credit amount is equal to the total taxable value of the primary residence.