DOVER — Disabled veterans may be eligible for a tax credit against non-vocational school district property tax.
House Bill 214 with House Amendment 1, which was signed into law by Gov. John Carney on Aug. 10, allows school districts to grant a Disabled Veterans School Property Tax Credit to eligible disabled veterans.
All 16 Delaware non-vocational school districts have approved the school property tax credit.
To qualify, 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 a legal domicile in Delaware for the past three years;
And 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.
Credit applications are due by April 30, 2022 tax year in order to receive the credit for the 2022 tax year.
To apply, qualified disabled veterans must fill out an application found on the Delaware Department of Finance’s website.
Applicants must provide a valid driver’s license or official state ID, documentation of USDA disability and a copy of their Social Security card.