Veteran's Credit

Veteran Tax Credit - RSA`s - 72:28, 72:29, 72:30

  • The applicant must have served not less than ninety (90) days in the Armed Forces of the United States in a war or conflict as outlined in RSA 72:28 and have been honorably discharged.
  • Service in a qualifying war or armed conflict shall be as follows below:
  • a- World War I between April 6, 1917 and November 11, 1918, extended to April 1, 1920 for service in Russia, provided that military or naval service on or after November 12, 1918 and before July 2, 1921, where there was prior service between April 6, 1917 and November 11, 1918 shall be considered as World War I service
  • b - World War II between December 7, 1941 and December 31, 1946
  • c - Korean Conflict between June 25, 1950 and January 31, 1955
  • d - Vietnam Conflict between December 22, 1961 and May 7, 1975
  • e - Vietnam Conflict between July 1, 1958 and December 22, 1961, if the resident earned the Vietnam service medal or the armed forces expeditionary medal
  • f - Persian Gulf War between August 2, 1990 and the date thereafter prescribed by Presidential proclamation or by law, and
  • g - Any other war or armed conflict that has occurred since May 8, 1975, and in which the resident earned an armed forces expeditionary medal or theater of operations service medal.
  • The applicant must provide a copy of their DD214, (discharge document), or other sufficient proof when applying for this credit.
  • The credit is in the amount of $500 and is applied to the amount of taxes owed. (Passed by voters in March, 2007)
  • A husband and wife (and Civil Union partners), each qualifying for a tax credit, shall each be granted a tax credit upon their residential real estate as provided under RSA 72:28, I or II.
  • IMPORTANT: Filing deadline is April 15th.
  • Application forms are available from the Assessing Department.
  • On-line law reference for RSA 72:28 : http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/html/V/72/72-28.htm
  • On-line law reference for RSA 72:29 : http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/html/V/72/72-29.htm
  • On-line law reference for RSA 72:30 ; http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/html/V/72/72-30.htm

Disabled Veteran Tax Credit - RSA 72:35

  • The applicant must provide a copy of their DD214, (discharge document), or other sufficient proof when applying for this credit.
  • A Disabled Veteran Tax Credit is in the amount of $2,000 and is deducted from the amount of taxes owed. (Passed by voters in March, 2007)
  • Any person who has been honorably discharged or an officer honorably separated from the military service of the United States and who has total and permanent service-connected disability, or who is a double amputee or paraplegic because of service-connected injury, or the surviving spouse of such a person, shall receive a standard yearly tax credit in the amount of $2,000 of property taxes on the person`s residential property. The qualification for this credit includes the applicant providing written documented proof that the veteran has been determined, by the US Veteran`s Administration, to be totally and permanently disabled as a result of a service-connected injury.
  • IMPORTANT: Filing deadline is April 15th.
  • Application forms are available from the Assessing Department.
  • On-line law reference for RSA 72:35 : http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/html/V/72/72-35.htm

Spouse of a Veteran Killed in Action - RSA:72:29-a

  • The surviving spouse of any person who was killed or died while on active duty in the wars, conflicts or armed conflicts, or combat zones set forth in RSA 72:28, shall receive a tax credit in the amount of $2,000, deducted from the amount of taxes owed upon the surviving spouse's property. (Passed by voters March 2007)
  • The term surviving spouse as used in RSA 72:29-a shall not include a surviving spouse that has remarried, but if the surviving spouse is later divorced, his or her status as the surviving spouse of a veteran is regained. If the surviving spouse remarries and the new husband or wife dies, he or she shall be deemed the widow or widower of the latest spouse and shall not revert to the status of a surviving spouse of a veteran.
  • IMPORTANT: Filing deadline is April 15th.
  • Application forms are available from the Assessing Department.
  • On-line law reference for RSA 72:29-a : http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/html/V/72/72-29-a.htm

Certain Disabled Veterans - 72:36-a

  • Any person, who is discharged from military service of the United States under conditions other than dishonorable, or an officer who is honorably separated from military service, who is totally and permanently disabled from service connection and satisfactory proof of such service connection is furnished to the assessors and who is a double amputee of the upper or lower extremities or any combination thereof, paraplegic, or has blindness of both eyes with visual acuity of 5/200 or less as the result of service connection and who owns a specially adapted homestead which has been acquired with the assistance of the Veterans Administration or which has been acquired using proceeds from the sale of any previous homestead which was acquired with the assistance of the Veterans Administration, the person or person's surviving spouse, shall be exempt from all taxation on said homestead.
  • IMPORTANT: Filing deadline is April 15th.
  • Application forms are available from the Assessing Department.
  • On-line law reference for RSA 72:36-a : http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/html/V/72/72-36-a.htm