ATTENTION SURVIVING SPOUSE—NEW MN TAX BENEFIT INFO CURRENT AS OF 6/27/2017

Governor Dayton recently signed into law a Property Tax Exclusion benefit for the Surviving Spouses of Military Veterans whose death was caused by their military service.
The benefit: Your County Assessor will remove a value of $300,000 from your homestead taxable value. Your property tax will be reduced for a period of 8-years.

Surviving Spouses qualify if:
 The Veteran died after December 31st, 2011
 The Spouse hold the legal or beneficial title to the homestead and permanently resides there
 The Veteran had an honorable discharge
 The U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs certifies that the Veteran had a 100% total and permanent (T&P) disability
 The spouse applied within two years of the Veteran’s death or by June 1, 2019, whichever is later
There is 1 Exception to the Veteran being rated 100% T&P. If the Surviving Spouse was awarded Dependency & Indemnity Compensation, a.k.a. DIC payments from the VA, and you meet the other qualifications (honorable discharge, death after 12/31/2011, legal residency) you should qualify for this benefit.

To Apply: Contact the County Veterans Service Officer in the County that you live. See www.macvso.org for a complete list of MN CVSOs.

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