Just a minor detail.  The exemption reduces the assessment which, of course, lowers the total tax due.  I had one veteran who thought the $10,000 came off the tax bill so now I am careful to explain the exact situation!  Nora
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Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2006 12:40 PM
Subject: Veteran's exemption, vote to increase

I've had a few questions on the change in the veteran's exemption amount.  Qualifying veterans’ or survivors receive a $10,000 property tax exemption.  32 V.S.A. §3802(11). With the passage of Act 207 (see section 25 of that act), that amount can now be increased by a local vote to a maximum of $40,000.  The previous limit was $20,000.  As with other local agreements, the loss in school tax revenue that results from such a vote will need to be realized through the local agreement rate.  32 V.S.A. §5404a(d). 

You can find Act 207 at:


Let me know if there are questions.

Mary Jane Grace
Property Valuation and Review Division
Vermont Dept. of Taxes