Del. Eligible Disabled Veterans May Apply For School Property Tax Credit

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Eligible disabled veterans in Delaware may apply for a non-vocational school district property tax credit.

Legislation signed by Governor John Carney over the summer allows school districts to grant the tax credit to eligible disabled veterans. All 16 non-vocational districts have approved the credit.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Receive 100% disability compensation due to service-connected, permanent, and total disability based on individual unemployability or a 100% disability rating from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (USDVA).
  • Have held legal domicile in Delaware for the past 3 years.
  • Pay their property tax bill in full by the end of each tax year in order to qualify for this credit in a subsequent property tax year.

Applications for the credit are due by April 30th, 2022 in order to receive the credit for the ’22 tax year. To access the application, please CLICK HERE

“Our veterans make sacrifices unfamiliar to most, and for those disabled veterans that sacrifice is even greater. We have a solemn obligation to make sure they are taken care of when they come back home,” Governor John Carney said. “House Bill 214 honors that sacrifice. Thanks to all the advocates and members of the General Assembly that championed this bill.”

“Many of our disabled veterans struggle physically, mentally, and financially. Providing them an exemption from school property taxes will alleviate a financial burden,” Office of Veterans Services Director Josh Matticks added. “We’re thankful for Governor Carney and all the members of the Delaware General Assembly who made this happen.”

More information is provided from the Office of Veterans Services:

For more information on the Disabled Veterans School Tax Credit, please visit https://finance.delaware.gov/disabled-veterans or visit the Disabled Veterans School Tax Credit Frequently Asked Questions page at https://finance.delaware.gov/disabled-veterans/disabled-veterans-school-tax-credit-faq/.

Individuals may also contact the County office in which they live at the following numbers:

New Castle County

(302) 395-5520

Kent County

(302) 744-2401

Sussex County

(302) 855-7871

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