VETERANS/SERVICE MEMBERS TAX BENEFITS
$5000 Disabled Veterans Exemption
Ex–service member who is a permanent resident of the State of Florida, and who has a service connected disability of at least 10% is entitled to a $5000 exemption.
Total and Permanent Disability Exemption
Honorably discharged veterans with a service-connected total and permanent disability, surviving spouses of qualifying veterans and spouses of Florida resident veterans who died from service-connected causes while on active duty are entitled to a total exemption.
Disabled Veterans Homestead Property Tax Discount
Any honorably discharged veteran age 65 and older, is partially disabled with a service connected disability that is combat-related is entitled to a property tax discount equal to the percentage of the veteran’s disability. Submit Form DR-501DV.
Flagler County Active Military Combat Duty Grant
Any Flagler County service person who has served 45 days or more in a calendar year in a designated combat zone is entitled to a reimbursement of ad-valorem taxes levied by Flagler County on their homestead property up to $1000. This benefit is processed through the Veterans Service office in the Government Services Building of Flagler County.
Deployed Servicemember Property Tax Exemption
This exemption is available to servicemembers who were deployed during the preceding calendar year on active duty outside the continental United States, Alaska, or Hawaii in support of qualified operations.
The exemption is not a fixed amount like the homestead exemption. Rather, it is based on the number of days the servicemember was deployed. For example, if the servicemember was deployed half the year, the exemption would be 50% of the home’s taxable value.
In order to qualify, you must currently have a homestead exemption and then submit the DR501M application with a copy of the deployment orders listing the deployment dates from the previous calendar year. Examples of acceptable proof of deployment might be found on the DD214 or your deployment orders.
An application must be re-filed for each calendar year ending December 31.