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Good Question and answer---FYI

 

Michelle W Wilson, Operations Chief

Property Valuation and Review

Department of Taxes

133 State Street FL 1

Montpelier, VT  05633

802-828-6639  fax 828-2824

 

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From: Chater, Maude
Sent: Wednesday, August 01, 2012 11:24 AM
To: 'Mount Tabor'
Subject: RE: Disabled Veterans Property Tax Exemption 2012

 

Hi Bill,

 

No, that is not correct.

There were 2 changes to the statute in 2012.

One is that the Vermont Office of Veterans Affairs is verifying eligibility instead of town listers/town clerks, using documentation from the U.S. Dept of Veterans Affairs.

The second change eliminated wartime service for eligibility for this exemption, but a veteran still must qualify on all other aspects of the statute, including the 50% or more disability rating from the U.S. Dept of Veterans Affairs.

 

I have attached the list that was sent to you previously, of the individuals from Mount Tabor that our office has verified as eligible for the exemption.

Please let us know if you have any other questions.

 

Maude Chater

Vermont Office of Veterans Affairs

118 State Street

Montpelier, VT 05620-4401

(802) 828-3379

www.veterans.vermont.gov

 

 

From: Mount Tabor [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Wednesday, August 01, 2012 10:56 AM
To: Chater, Maude
Subject: RE: Disabled Veterans Property Tax Exemption 2012

 

Ms. Chater,

 

Am I correct in thinking all Veterans are qualified for Property Tax Exemption whether disabled or not as of Jan 01, 2012?

 

Thank you,

 

Bill Basso

Town Clerk / Treasurer

PO Box 245

522 Brooklyn Road

Mount Tabor, VT 05739

802.293.5282

Fax-802.293.5287

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Other times by appointment

 

 

 

From: Chater, Maude [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Friday, July 27, 2012 12:38 PM
To: Wilson, Michelle; Grace, Mary Jane; 'Susanne Young'; Mesner, Susan
Cc: Boyce, Rhonda; Perreault, Paul; Reed, Richard; Carrigan, Crystal; Martin-Lewis, Lesley
Subject: Disabled Veterans Property Tax Exemption 2012

 

Dear Listers and Friends at the Vermont Tax Dept,

 

As of today, the Office of Veterans Affairs will not be forwarding any additional verifications for the 2012 Disabled Veterans Property Tax Exemption to town officials. We are considering our list for 2012 to be final and we will use it as a starting point for the 2013 process beginning in January/February.

 

We will continue to review applications and records received from veterans, and we will add those individuals to the database for next year’s process, but no additional verifications will be sent for this year.   

 

In January or February we will begin a new process for 2013, and will plan to adhere to the deadline of May 1 for submission of applications, as stated in the statute.

 

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

 

Maude Chater

Vermont Office of Veterans Affairs

118 State Street

Montpelier, VT 05620-4401

(802) 828-3379

www.veterans.vermont.gov