Veterans Tax Credit

The Standard Veterans Tax Credit and All Veterans' Tax Credit are programs for Lebanon's veterans and/or their spouses. The tax credit reduces the total tax owed by the credit amount. Other tax credit and exemption programs exist for veterans with permanent and total disabilities, for surviving spouses of residents killed in action and for paraplegic or quadriplegic veterans.

Application Process


To apply for the Veterans' Tax Credits, please complete a permanent exception form (PA-29) and submit a copy of your Discharge Papers (Form DD-214) to the Assessing Department. 

Qualifications


To qualify for the Standard Veterans' Tax Credit:

  1. Reside in the state and have served not less than 90 days on active service in the armed forces of the United States in any qualifying war or armed conflict determined by the State;
  2. Be honorably discharged or be an officer honorably separated from service;
  3. Be the spouse or surviving spouse of such resident;
  4. Title 10 training for active duty by a member of the National Guard or reserve shall be included as service;
  5. Be terminated from the armed forces because of service-connected disability, or the surviving spouse of such resident;
  6. Be the surviving spouse of any resident who suffered a service-connected death 

Qualifying wars or armed conflicts:

  • World War I – Between April 6, 1917 and November 11, 1918
  • World War II – Between December 7, 1941 and December 31, 1946
  • Korean Conflict – Between June 25, 1950 and January 31, 1955
  • Vietnam Conflict – Between December 22, 1961 and May 7, 1975
  • Vietnam Conflict – Between July 1, 1958 and December 22, 1961, if the resident earned the Vietnam Service Medal or Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
  • Persian Gulf War – Between August 2, 1990 and the date thereafter prescribed by Presidential proclamation or by law
  • Any other war or armed conflict that has occurred since May 8, 1975 in which the resident earned an Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal or Theater of Operations Service Medal

To qualify for the All Veterans Tax Credit:

  1. Reside in the state and have served not less than 90 days on active service in the armed forces of the United States;
  2. Be honorably discharged or an officer honorably separated from service;
  3. Be the spouse or surviving spouse of such resident;
  4. Title 10 training for active duty by a member of the National Guard or reserve shall be included as service;
  5. Applicant is not required to serve in a qualifying war or conflict nor earn a qualifying medal as is required for the standards veterans’ tax credit
  6. The applicant is not eligible for this tax credit if receiving a standard veterans’ tax credit

Reducing Taxes


A tax credit reduces the tax amount due on your real estate. For example:

 Item Monetary Amount
Land Value $30,000
Building Value $50,000
Total Assessment $80,000
Tax Rate $21.21
Taxes $1,272.60
Tax Credit $250.00
Balance Due $1,022.60


Credits


Standard Credit: $250 
All Veterans Credit: $250
Disabled Credit: $1,400

For more information regarding the credits and your eligibility, please contact the Assessing Department at 603-448-1499.