Disabled veterans can file for homestead property tax exemptions

An article in the Ticker, published November 26 in the Traverse City Business News caught our eye.  In Local Disabled Vets Earn Tax Exemptions by Al Parker, veterans are eligible for property tax exemptions under a recently sign Michigan law. 


“The law calls for property tax exemptions for veterans who are honorably discharged and deemed 100 percent disabled as a result of military service.  It applies only to primary residences (not second homes nor hunting cabins). Also eligible for the tax exemptions are the surviving unmarried spouses of qualified veterans.”

Veterans apply through their local Veterans Services offices, who help the veterans by checking their qualifications and then issue “certificates of eligibility” which veterans can take to their township taxing office.

The good news is that you can apply for a refund of your 2013 property taxes.  The local townships have different deadlines, but many deadlines are set for next week so it will pay to act promptly.