Tax Relief for Elderly/Handicapped and Disabled Veterans

Tax Relief
Posted on 02/20/2019
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We all need a helping hand from time to time. None more so than the elderly and/or handicapped and disabled veterans who have served our country.  Northampton County offers tax relief programs for those who qualify.
Below you'll find information about these tax relief programs and links to the applications.

Need help filling out your application?
Call : Charlene Gray
Commissioner of the Revenue
757-678-0446 Option 5 or ext. 506
or ask for one of the helpful department staff in the Commissioner of Revenue office.


 


NEW FOR TAX YEAR 2019 - TAX RELIEF FOR THE ELDERLY AND/OR HANDICAPPED  

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Household income level increases from $22,000 to $25,000

Provision: 58.l - 3210 of the Code of Virginia of 1950, as amended.

This program provides assistance in the payment of real estate tax for the elderly and/or handicapped. You must be 65 years of age or older, or permanently and totally disabled on December 31 of the year immediately preceding the taxable year. Disabled applicants under the age of 65 must attach certification from the Social Security Administration, or if not eligible for Social Security, a sworn affidavit by two (2) medical doctors licensed to practice medicine in the Commonwealth. The dwelling must be the sole residence of the applicant. The combined (if married) income of the applicant from all sources shall not exceed twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000.). The combined (if married) net worth shall not exceed eighty-thousand dollars ($80,000). Please see page 4 of the application for complete details. Applications are available after January 1ST of the tax year and must be filed with the Commissioner's office by February 28th.

ELDERLY AND/OR HANDICAPPED PAPERWORK

ELDERLY AND/OR HANDICAPPED APPLICATION


 

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DISABLED VETERANS - PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX RELIEF

Disabled veterans, who are rated by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs as 100% service-connected, permanently, and totally disabled, may qualify for personal property tax relief on one motor vehicle. To apply for the disabled veteran tax relief, please complete and mail the following paperwork to:

Commissioner of Revenue
PO Box 65
Eastville, VA 23347

  • Completed Application (download here)
  • Statement from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs indicating that the veteran is 100% service-connected, permanently, and totally disabled. To obtain a statement of disability, complete VA Form 21-4138 and send to the VA Department of Veteran Affairs.

    Department of Veteran Affairs
    VA Regional Office
    PO BOX 8079
    Philadelphia, PA 19101

  • Photo Identification
  • Military Identification Card
  • Proof of Residency
  • Proof of Marriage (if jointly owned)

 

In order to apply the tax exemption to the desired vehicle, please complete and return a new application each year.

 


 

DISABLED VETERANS - REAL ESTATE TAX RELIEF

Provision: 58.1-3219.5 – 32.19.9 of the Code of Virginia 1950 as amended.

Disabled veterans, who are rated by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs as 100% service-connected, permanently, and totally disabled, may qualify for tax relief on real estate property. The property is required to be the principle place of residence. To apply for the real estate tax relief, please complete and mail the following paperwork to:

Commissioner of Revenue
PO Box 65
Eastville, VA 23347

  • Completed Application (download here)
  • Affidavit for Disabled Veteran (download here)
  • Statement from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs indicating that the veteran is 100% service-connected, permanently, and totally disabled. To obtain a statement of disability, complete VA Form 21-4138 and send to the VA Department of Veteran Affairs.

    Department of Veteran Affairs
    VA Regional Office
    PO BOX 8079
    Philadelphia, PA 19101

  • Photo Identification
  • Military Identification Card
  • Proof of Residency
  • Proof of Marriage (if jointly owned)

 

Notification is required, if the principle place of residency changes.

 


 

DISABLED VETERAN - SURVIVING SPOUSE - REAL ESTATE TAX RELIEF

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Surviving Spouse of a deceased disabled veteran, who was rated by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs as 100% service-connected, permanently, and totally disabled, may qualify for tax relief on real estate property, if the veteran died on or after January 1, 2011. The surviving spouse cannot be remarried. The property has to be the principle place of residence. To apply for the real estate tax relief, please complete and mail the following paperwork to:

Commissioner of Revenue
PO Box 65
Eastville, VA 23347

 

The surviving spouse will continue to receive the benefit, if the surviving spouse does not remarry, and the surviving spouse continues to occupy the real property as the principal place of residence.


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