The Wisconsin Veterans & Surviving Spouses Property Tax Credit provides eligible Veterans and un-remarried, surviving spouses a refundable property tax credit for their primary, in-state residence and up to one acre of land.
The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs certifies the veteran’s eligibility for the program. The credit is administered by the Wisconsin Department of Revenue through the state income tax return.
The definitions of an eligible Veteran and an eligible un-remarried surviving spouse are expanded to include:
- A Veteran who had been a Wisconsin resident for a consecutive 5-year period after entering active duty or was a Wisconsin resident when entering active duty.
- The Veteran must have either a VA service-connected disability (SCD) rating of 100 percent under 38 USC 1114 or 1134 or a 100% disability rating based on individual unemployability. Individual unemployability means a condition under which a Veteran has an SCD rating of either 60% under 38 USC 1114 or 1134 or two or more SCD conditions where one condition has at least a 40% scheduler rating and the combined scheduler rating for all conditions is at least 70%, and has an administrative adjustment added to the SCD, due to individual unemployability, such that the VA rates the Veteran 100% disabled
Applicants who believe they may qualify should contact our office.