Property Tax Benefit for Disabled Veterans

You might qualify for this program if you’re an Idaho resident, homeowner, and qualified veteran with a 100% service-connected disability. The program could reduce the property taxes on your home and up to one acre of land by as much as $1,500.

Once granted to a qualifying veteran, a surviving spouse can use this benefit. However, the benefit isn’t transferable to a new property after the death of the veteran.

Note: This program won’t reduce solid waste, irrigation, or other fees that government entities charge.

Read more about the program: 
Property Tax Benefit for Veterans with a 100% Service-Connected Disability

County assessors and the Tax Commission manage this program. If the guide above and this page don’t answer your questions, contact your county assessor’s office or call us at (208) 334-7736.

Who qualifies

The Disabled Veterans benefit doesn’t have an income limit. You might qualify for this program in 2024 if both of these apply:

  • You’re recognized as a veteran with a 100% service-connected disability or receive 100% compensation due to individual unemployability by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs as of January 1, 2024.
  • You owned and lived in a home in Idaho that was your primary residence before April 15, 2024.
    • The property must have a current homeowner’s exemption.
    • The home can be a mobile home.

You could qualify if you live in a care facility or nursing home in 2024 or lived in one in 2023. Contact your county assessor’s office for information.

         100% Service-Connected Disabled Veterans Property Tax Benefit, Application

 

 

Applying

You must apply and qualify for this program every year. You must apply between January 1 and April 15, 2024, for a reduction to 2024 property taxes.

If your application’s approved, your benefit will appear on your December 2024 property tax bill.

Before you begin: Get a current letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs confirming your 100% service-connected disability rating or your 100% compensation due to individual unemployability as of January 1, 2024.

Contact your county assessor’s office or call us at (208) 334-7736 if you need help.

Other tax relief options

You might also qualify for these tax relief programs:

Laws and rules

Idaho Code section 63-7 — Property Tax Relief