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Veteran Credit / Disabled Veteran Credit
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.

HOW TO QUALIFY FOR STANDARD VETERANS CREDIT


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 Expeditionay Medal.
PERSIAN GULF WAR
BETWEEN
August 2, 1990 and the date thereafter prescribed by Presidential proclamation or by law
OTHER
Any other war or armed conflict between May 8, 1975 - August 1, 1990, and in which the resident earned an Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal or Theater of Operations SErvice Medal. (proof of award required)


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




Disabled Veteran Credit

All persons desiring to apply for the Disabled Veteran Credit must fill out a permanent application form (State Form PA29).

State Form PA33 is also required for any property owned by a Trust or properties with Life Estate Interests.

New applications must be submitted to the Assessor’s Office by April 15th of the tax year in which application is made. Further information may be obtained from the Assessing Department, 10 Bunker Hill Avenue, Stratham, New Hampshire 03885, 603-772-7391 ext:184 and/or the reverse side of your tax bill.

This credit is available to the Veteran if he/she is 100% permanently disabled as a result of a service-connected disability. Documentation from the US Veteran's Administration is required. 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.

A Disabled Veterans credit of $2,000.00 is applied (in addition to the regular Veterans credit of $500.00 if criteria is met) to the amount of tax due. This applies also to widows (who have not remarried) of disabled veterans.

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