Property Tax Credit


Property Tax Credit for Wisconsin Veterans and
Surviving Spouses


The Property Tax Credit for Veterans and Surviving Spouses program provides a refundable property tax credit for the primary residence (in-state) via the state income tax form for:

* Eligible veterans who entered the service from Wisconsin, must have served on active duty under honorable conditions, must have been a resident of Wisconsin at the time of entry into active service, or had been a resident of Wisconsin for any consecutive 5-year period after entry into that service, must be a current resident of Wisconsin, and have a combined VA service-connected disability rating of 100% or have been awarded individual unemployability (IU).

* The unremarried surviving spouse of an eligible veteran. The veteran would have had to be an individual who served on active duty in the US armed forces, was a resident of Wisconsin at the time of entry into active service or had been a resident of Wisconsin for any consecutive 5-year period after entry into that service, who was a resident of Wisconsin at the time of his or her death, and who had a service-connected disability rating of 100% or have been awarded individual unemployability (IU).

*Effective for taxable years, beginning on or after January 1,2014. The Wisconsin Property Tax Credit is extended to include the unremarried surviving spouse of an eligilbe veteran, who following the veteran's death, began to receive and continues to receive Dependencey and Indemnity compensation (DIC) from the Federal VA.

Before claiming the credit, you are required to request verification from the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) indicating that you qualify for the credit. If you qualify, WDVA will send you a verification of your eligibility. Attach a copy of your property tax bill and a copy of the verification received from WDVA to your State of Wisconsin tax return.
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