Governor Terry Branstad signed Senate File 2352 during a signing ceremony conducted on Memorial Day at the Iowa Gold Star Military Museum at Camp Dodge. The bill provides additional homestead credits to certain disabled veterans.
The Bill is retroactive to January 1, 2014 – However, eligible veterans and families must complete and submit the form to their county assessor no later than July 1, 2014 to receive the property tax exemption for 2014.
The newly revised Application for Disabled Veteran’s Homestead Tax Credit (Iowa Department of Revenue Form 54-049a (06/12/14) is available for completion and submission to local county assessor’s offices by qualified disabled veterans and DIC claimants.
Note: The application form, along with a current Benefits Paid Letter, must be submitted no later than July 1, 2014 to obtain the tax exemption this year. The Benefits Paid Letter may be obtained by contacting U.S. Veterans Affairs at 1-800-827-1000, visiting a U.S. Veterans Affairs office (in Des Moines: 210 Walnut Street, Des Moines, IA 50309), or through the veteran’s e-benefits account online.
The application form is available on the Iowa Department of Revenue website (www.iowa.gov/tax), the Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs website (https://va.iowa.gov), or at the local county assessor’s office.
Instructions for completion of the application can be found on the form.