VA Credit ProgramASSESSOR
100% Service-Connected Disabled Veterans Property Tax Benefit
The Veterans Property Tax Benefit is a program that reduces property taxes for qualified veterans via a credit provided by the State Tax Commission. 100% service-connected disabled veterans in Idaho are eligible to have their property tax bill reduced by as much as $1,500 on their primary residence and up to one acre of land.
This program does not have an income limit and does not place a lien on the property. Solid waste, irrigation or other fees cannot be reduced by the Veterans Property Tax Benefit. The application for this program can be submitted by itself or in conjunction with an application for the Property Tax Reduction program (PTR). More information on the PTR can be found here.
When to Apply
Annual application is required for the Veterans Property Tax Benefit each year; it does not automatically renew like the homeowner’s exemption.
Applications are available online between January 1st – April 15th of each year. The application is located at: https://idahotap.gentax.com/tap/_/
How to Qualify
People who meet both criterion list below may be candidates for the VA Credit Program.
- Qualify for and have an active Homeowner’s Exemption
- Rated or paid at 100% service-connected disabled by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs as of January 1st of the year of your application
An application completed annually here: https://idahotap.gentax.com/tap/. All of the following documentation can be uploaded and attached to your application.
- Current letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs confirming you are either rated or paid at 100% service-connected disability as of January 1st
- An updated disability letter is required each year unless the claimant’s disability is described by the VA as permanent
- Driver’s License, Photo ID, Social Security Card, and/or Birth Certificate; first time applicants only
We mail reminder letters to returning applicants each January. Go to: https://idahotap.gentax.com/tap/ to complete the application and upload back up documentation.
The Veterans Property Tax Benefit can only be applied for between January 1st and April 15th. To continue receiving this benefit, you must apply and qualify each year. It is not renewed automatically.
Extensions cannot be filed on this program and the signed application is the minimum required to meet the deadline.
Once the application is accepted and approved at the county level, it is sent to the State Tax Commission for final approval. At that point, questions regarding the status of an application should to be directed to the state. If the application is approved by the state, a reduction will appear on the property tax notice sent the following December. No other notification is given unless the state has questions or needs more documentation.
For more information contact the Idaho State Tax Commission at (208)334-7736.
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