Property Tax Exemption- Disabled Veterans and Surviving Spouses
Armed Services veterans with a permanent and total service connected disability rated 100% by the Veterans Administration may receive an exemption from real property taxes on the dwelling house and surrounding yard. These veterans also may apply at any time and do not have to meet the September 1 filing deadline. Certain unremarried surviving spouses may also be eligible for this exemption. Surviving spouses of military personnel killed in the line of duty may apply for an exemption.
To learn more call your local Maryland assessment office. To find your local office and contact information visit the State Department of Assessments and Taxation website. Applications:
- 100 Percent Disabled Veteran Exemption Application
- Disabled Active-Duty Service Member Exemption Application
- Surviving Spouse of Military Casualty Exemption Application
- Surviving Spouse of a 100 Percent Disabled Veteran Exemption Application
To streamline VA disability verification on the property tax exemption application, the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) can assist. Contact the MDVA service program office in Baltimore at 800-446-4926, ext 6450 to learn more.
You can also contact your local tax assessment office to verify if they will accept a VA award letter showing proof of a 100% permanent and total disability.
Source: Maryland State Department of Taxation
Note, some active duty service members are eligible for a property tax exemption based on disability recognized by their individual branch of service. The VA does not verify these exemptions.