Veterans Running Out of Time to Get Property Tax Exemption for 2013
One of the pieces of legislation signed into law last month to aid veterans in Michigan is nearing its deadline for application. Public Act 161 provides a property tax exemption for 2013 to those deemed 100-percent disabled as the result of their military service. Veterans have to file an affidavit with their local municipality confirming eligiblity. It will then be up for approval at the December Board of Review. That has to be done "before" December 10th in order for their primary residence to be considered for the exemption. Veterans applying must be a Michigan resident and honorably discharged from the military. The exemption is available for current and future years, but 'not' for property taxes paid 'prior' to 2013.