Governor signs amendment to Disabled Veteran Homestead Property Tax Credit App

Written by Theresa Rose on June 19, 2015


An amendment to House File 616 pertaining to the DISABLED VETERAN HOMESTEAD PROPERTY TAX CREDIT APPLICATION has been approved by the Iowa State Senate and the Iowa House of Representatives. This amendment provides “EXCEPTION TO APPLICATION TO FILING DEADLINE” for submitting applications for the tax credit. It provides retroactivity for filing of applications to 1 January 2014. The filing deadline is coming quickly. The applications must be received in the county assessor’s office no later than the close of business on Tuesday, 30 June 2015, to eligible for the tax credit. This Disabled Veteran Homestead Property Tax Credit is available to 100% service-connected disabled veterans, family members receiving Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC), and Individual Unemployable disabled veterans certified and paid by the US Department of Veterans Affairs at the 100% level.

Governor Branstad signed the bill this morning (Thursday, June 18, 2015) and it takes effect immediately.