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Property tax benefits for disabled veterans in Tennessee

On Behalf of | Dec 10, 2021 | Veterans Benefits |

As a disabled veteran in Tennessee, you may qualify for a property tax relief.

If you put your life on the line for your country and became seriously disabled during your time serving, read the information below for an overview of the tax break you could benefit from.

Qualifications for property tax relief

Disabled veterans may qualify for a property tax break if they sustained an injury during the course of military service that resulted in one or more of the following:

  • Paraplegia
  • Lifelong paralysis of both legs and lower party of the body as a result of a serious spinal cord or brain trauma or disease
  • Loss of two or more limbs
  • Loss of the use of two or more limbs
  • Legal blindness

Additionally, a permanent and total disability incurred during military service, as defined by the United States Department of Veterans’ Affairs may qualify a veteran for property tax relief in Tennessee. Lastly, a permanent and complete disability resulting from time as a prisoner of war may qualify a veteran for a property tax break.

Maximum property tax relief value

In addition to meeting at least one of the above conditions, you must own and utilize the property as your primary residence in order to meet the requirements for tax relief. The market value of the tax relief cannot exceed $175,000.

Life after becoming seriously disabled can be difficult. Having your property taxes written off could be one less thing for you and your family to worry about.