Veteran Disability Attorney
More states are pushing to give disabled vets a much-needed tax break.
In Michigan, State Senator Glenn Anderson (D-Westland) has introduced legislation to reduce taxes for his state's disabled vets. His latest bill, Senate Bill 104, would allow local governmental units to exempt vets who are 100 percent disabled from paying local property taxes. Sen. Anderson's bill is now going before the Senate Finance Committee.
"It is heartening to see lawmakers push to give our country's disabled vets a break to help them keep their homes," commented veterans disability attorney James Fausone.
, lawmakers have approved a tax exemption for disabled veterans in need of a vehicle modification. The senate unanimously voted to establish a tax benefit for disabled vets who need installation and/or repairs on any equipment to help them get into, out of or drive a car or truck. The measure would cost Washington State just over $60,000 over the next two years in tax revenue. Washington State
New York State, more than 50 percent of the 14,000 vets in have yet to apply for tax breaks which would save them at least several hundred dollars each year. U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. has initiated a plan to support newly returned vets from Chautauqua County Iraq and by ensuring they are getting the benefits to which they are entitled. He is pushing the VA to use a universal property tax exemption application for vets discharged from service and considering the purchasing of a home. He is also asking that social media helps spread the word to newly discharged vets that federal and state benefits are available to them, as the area's home buying season heats up. Afghanistan