Eligible War Dates and Veteran's Exemption Amounts
Exemption of up to $3,000 is available to veterans who have served honorably during periods of war (see dates below) Additional Exemption of 1/2 the stated amount granted by State ($1,500) Total is $4,500 assessment reduction.
Veterans who have served ninety days active duty during the following are eligible for the exemption.
Dates of Wars and Other Recognized Military Campaigns and Operations Under §27-103, as Amended by Public Act 03-85
For Property Tax Exemption Eligibility Under §12-81 (19) as of October 1, 2003
|World War II
||December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946 1
||June 27, 1950 to January 31, 1955
||February 28, 1961 to July 1, 1975
||July 1, 1958 to November 1, 1958 or September 29, 1982 to March 30, 1984 2
|Invasion of Grenada
||October 25, 1983 to December 15, 1983 2
|Operation Earnest Will
||February 1, 1987 to July 23, 1987 2
|Invasion of Panama
||December 20, 1989 to January 31, 1990 2
|Persian Gulf War
||After August 2, 1990 3
1 Pursuant to §12-86, twelve o'clock midnight on December 31, 1947 is the
World War II termination date for purposes of granting a property tax
2 A person must have served in a combat or combat support role for the
duration of a campaign lasting less than 90 days (i.e., the Invasions of
Grenada and Panama) in order to qualify for a property tax exemption. A
person must also have served in a combat or combat support role in
Lebanon or in Operation Earnest Will, during the specified dates, in
order to qualify for an exemption. An Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
is awarded to such individuals.
3 Although referred to as the Persian Gulf War, service in the Persian
Gulf is not required, nor is service in a combat or combat support role.
Service anywhere for at least 90 days, and timely filing of DD2-14, qualifies for an exemption commencing October 1, 2003.
Revised January 2004