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Veteran Credit
RSA 72:28
4152010_34649_0.jpgThe Veteran Tax Credit for the Town of Stratham shall be $500.00 per year.

Any persons desiring to apply for the Veteran's Credit must complete a permanent application State Form PA29. ~A copy of the DD-214 (discharge papers) is also required.

In addition, if the property is held in a trust or has life estate interest State Form PA33 must be completed. ~

New applications must be submitted to the Assessor's Office no later than the close of the business day on April 15th of the tax year in which application is made.

THE FOLLOWING PERSONS SHALL QUALIFY


1) ~The veteran must be a resident of the State of New Hampshire for at least one (1) year previous to April 1st of the year in which the credit is applied for,

2) ~Every resident of this state who served not less than 90 days in the armed forces of the United States in any qualifying war or armed conflict listed in this section and was honorably discharged or an officer honorably separated from service; or the spouse or surviving spouse of such resident.
     (See qualifying war or armed conflict dates)

3) ~Was honorably discharged or an officer honorably separated from service; or the spouse or surviving spouse of such resident; and

4) ~The surviving spouse of any resident who suffered a service-connected death.


Qualifying war or armed conflict shall be as follows:

World War II                      (between)               December 7, 1941 - December 31,1946

Korean Conflict                  (between)              June 25,1950 - ~January 31,1955

Vietnam Conflict                (between)               December 22,1961 - May 7,1975

Vietnam Conflict                (between)               July 1, 1958 - December 22, 1961,
                                                                                if the resident earned the Vietnam service
                                                                                medal or the armed forces expeditionary    
                                                                                medal;


Persian Gulf War                                                August 2, 1990 and the date thereafter
                                                                                prescribed by Presidential proclamation
                                                                                or~by law;  

and

Any other war or armed conflict that has occurred since May 8, 1975, and in which the resident earned an armed forces expeditionary medal or theater of operations service medal.

For services in any armed conflict between May 8, 1975 - August 1, 1990 proof of a qualifying Award must be submitted.

To obtain a free copy of your DD 214 and SF 180 please visit http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/

Further information may be obtained from the Assessing Department, 603-772-7391 ext 184 and/or the reverse side of your tax bill.