Veterans who are permanently and totally disabled due to service-related causes are eligible for a full exemption from property taxes on their primary residence in Maryland. This means that they will not have to pay any taxes on the home they use as their legal residence. Additionally, some counties offer a 15 to 20 percent discount for veterans who meet age and income limits. To be eligible for this benefit, veterans must have an honorable discharge and proof of residence.
Surviving spouses are also eligible for this exemption. The state of Maryland provides a number of tax exemptions and credits to veterans, active duty military personnel, and surviving spouses. These include exemptions from state income tax, sales tax, and property tax. In addition, veterans may be eligible for a homestead tax credit, which can reduce their property taxes even further. Veterans who are 100% disabled due to service-related causes are eligible for the full exemption from property taxes on their primary residence. This exemption is also passed on to the veteran's spouse upon their death.
Veterans with a 100% VA rating for permanent and total disability are also exempt from paying property taxes on their homes. In addition to the property tax exemption, veterans may also be eligible for other benefits such as free tuition at state universities and colleges, free hunting and fishing licenses, and discounts on vehicle registration fees. Veterans should contact their local county or state office to find out more about the benefits they may be eligible for.