VETERANS’ TAX CREDIT
If you served during a qualifying war or armed conflict, described below, you may be eligible for a tax credit.
- Were you honorably discharged, or are you the spouse of a veteran who was honorably discharged?
- Have you been a resident of New Hampshire for at least one year preceding April 1st?
- Do you live in the home for which tax credit is claimed?
Eligibility requirements are further detailed in State Law RSA 72:28:
- Every resident of New Hampshire who served not less than 90 days in the armed forces of the United States in any qualifying war or armed conflict listed inNH RSA 72:28 and was honorably discharged or an officer honorably separated from service, or the spouse or surviving spouse of such resident.
- Every resident of New Hampshire who was terminated from the armed forces because of a service-connected disability; or the surviving spouse of such resident.
- The surviving spouse of any resident who suffered a service-connected death.
Veterans’ Tax Credit
If you are a veteran, or a veteran’s spouse or surviving spouse, you may be eligible for a $270 tax credit, You will need to submit the application and a copy of your DD214.
Credit for Surviving Spouse of Veteran Who Was Killed or Died on Active Duty
If you are the surviving spouse of any person who was killed or died while on active duty in the armed forces, you may be eligible for a $700 tax credit. You will need to fill out the application and submit documentation from the Veterans Administration to support your status.
Credit for Service-Connected Total and Permanent Disability
If you are a qualified veteran with a total and permanent service-connected disability, or are a double amputee or paraplegic, or you are the surviving spouse of such a veteran, you may be eligible for a $1,400 tax credit. You will need to submit an application and documentation from the Veterans Administration to support your status.
If your homestead has been specially adapted because of your service-related disability, you may be eligible for a total exemption from property taxes. You will need to submit documentation from the Veterans Administration to support your status, as well as documentation of the specially adapted homestead, and financing with the assistance of the Veterans Administration.
For these purposes, the term “surviving spouse” does not include a surviving spouse who has remarried, but if the surviving spouse is later divorced, he or she regains the status of surviving spouse of a veteran. 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.
To be considered for a veterans tax credit, you must file an application with the Board of Selectmen by April 15th of the tax year. To apply, stop by the Selectmen’s Office or mail the above application to: Selectmen’s Office, Town of Alexandria, 47 Washburn Road, Alexandria, NH 03222. If you have any questions or need help filling out the application, please call the Selectmen’s Office at 744-3220 or email email@example.com.