Veteran's Tax Topics
We recognize that understanding tax issues related to veterans can be time-consuming and complicated, and want to help provide the information you need. We have created this page to help you better understand the Property tax topics that are important to veterans and veteran’s organizations.
Property Tax Overview
The BOE works with county assessors to ensure property tax laws and assessment issues are administered correctly. While there is no general property tax exclusion for veterans, there are laws that reduce the property tax due for qualified veterans and veteran's organizations.
Please review the information below to see what specific tax topics relate to you:
If you are a veteran who owns a limited amount of property, that is, $5,000 or less if you are single and $10,000 or less if you are married, you may be eligible for the Veterans' Exemption. This exemption provides an exemption from property tax on the full value of your property up to $4,000 in value.
If you are a qualified disabled veteran, you may claim the basic Disabled Veterans' Exemption from property tax on your principal place of residence up to $100,000 on the full value of your property or a low-income exemption up to $150,000.
The Disabled Veterans' Exemption provides a more advantageous exemption than the Veterans' Exemption and Homeowners' Exemption. Therefore, if you qualify, you should choose this exemption in lieu of the Veterans’ Exemption or the Homeowners’ Exemption.
Nonprofit Veterans' Organization
Property owned by a Nonprofit Veterans' Organization chartered by the Congress of the United States may be eligible for a property tax exemption (Veterans' Organization Exemption). Property owned by a qualified organization is not subject to property tax when used by the organization for charitable purposes only, and when the profit earned is not used to benefit a private individual or member of the organization.
For more information, please see our Property Tax Payment & Relief – Welfare or Veterans' Organization Exemptions - FAQs, Revenue and Taxation Code sections 215 and 215.1, and the county assessor where the property is located.
If you have additional questions regarding property tax exemptions, please call the BOE's County-Assessed Properties Division at 1-916-274-3350 or contact your county assessor.