The Wisconsin Disabled Veterans and Unremarried Surviving Spouses Property Tax Credit program provides a refundable property tax credit for the primary residence (instate) and up to one acre of land via the state income tax form for eligible veterans as certified by the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs.
Eligible Veteran means a veteran who is verified by the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs as meeting all of the following conditions:
- Served on active duty under honorable conditions in the U.S. armed forces or in forces incorporated in the U.S. armed forces.
- Was a resident of Wisconsin at the time of entry into active service or had been a resident of Wisconsin for any consecutive 5-year period after entry into that service.
- Is currently a resident of Wisconsin for purposes of receiving veterans’ benefits under Ch. 45, Wisconsin Statute.
- Has either (1) a service- connected disability rating of 100% under 38 USC 1114 or 1134, or (2) a 100 percent disability rating based on individual unemployability.
Eligible Unremarried Surviving Spouse as verified by the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs. Effective for taxable years, beginning on or after January 1, 2014. The Wisconsin Property Tax Credit is extended to include the unremarried
surviving spouse of an eligible veteran, who following the veteran’s death, began
to receive and continues to receive Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) from the Federal VA. The veteran must have met all the criteria described below:
An individual who had served on active duty under honorable conditions in the U.S. Armed Forces or in forces incorporated as part of the U.S. Armed Forces; who was a resident of this state at the time of entry into that active service or who had been a resident of this state for any consecutive 5−year period after entry into that active duty service; who was a resident of this state at the time of his or her death; and following the individual’s death, his or her spouse began to receive, and continues to receive, dependency and indemnity compensation, as defined in 38 USC 101(14).
For additional information, instructions on how to apply, and request form see the WDVA B0106 brochure (Wisconsin Veterans and Surviving Spouses Property Tax Credit).