VA Credit Program


100% Service-Connected Disabled Veterans Property Tax Benefit

The Veterans Property Tax Benefit is a program that reduces property taxes for qualified veterans via an annual credit provided by the state. 100% service-connected disabled veterans in Idaho are eligible to have their property tax bill reduced by as much as $1,320 on their home and up to one acre of land.

This program does not have an income limit and does NOT place a lien on your property.  Solid waste, irrigation or other fees cannot be reduced by the Veterans Property Tax Benefit. The application for this program can be submitted by itself or in conjunction with an application for the Property Tax Reduction program (PTR). More information on the PTR can be found here.

When to Apply

Annual application is required for the Veterans Property Tax Benefit each year; it does not automatically renew like the homeowner’s exemption.

Applications are accepted between January 1st – April 15th of each year.  In person applications are not required.  Applications may be placed in our drop boxes, mailed.  Applications may also be faxed, or emailed as long as there is a good clear image and sensitive information can be kept secure.

How to Qualify

  • You were rated or paid at 100% service-connected disabled by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs as of January 1st
  • You owned and lived in a home in Idaho that was your primary residence before April 15th

Documentation Required

  • Completed application which can be found here.
  • Current letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs confirming you are either rated or paid at 100% service-connected disability as of January 1st
  • Driver’s License, Photo ID, Social Security Card, or Birth Certificate; first time applicants only


We mail applications to returning applicants each January. You may also receive an application for the PTR program; please complete only the applications that are applicable to your situation.

The Veterans Property Tax Benefit can only be applied for between January 1st and April 15th  for the regular roll.  Applications for homes on the new construction roll may be submitted all year long.  To continue receiving this benefit, you must apply and qualify each year. It is not renewed automatically.

Returning applicants can complete this application on their own and mail it to the county Assessor along with the appropriate documentation listed above or come into our office during the application acceptance period. All applicants are required to provide proof of status eligibility (qualifying VA letter) each year.

Extensions cannot be filed on this program and the signed application is the minimum required to meet the deadline.

Once the application is accepted and approved at the county level, it is sent to the state for final approval. At that point, questions regarding the status of an application should to be directed to the State Tax Commission.  If the application is approved by the state, a reduction will appear on the property tax notice sent the following December. No other notification is given unless the state has questions or needs more documentation.

For more information contact the Idaho State Tax Commission  at (208)334-7736.

Main Assessor Location

111 N. 11th Ave Caldwell

Main Assessor - Suite 250
Plat Room - Suite 230
Rural Dept - Suite 220


Vehicle Registration Location

Auto License Contact

P 208-455-6020
F 208-454-6019

Main Phone / Fax

P 208-454-7431
F 208-454-7349


Office Hours

Weekdays 8am - 5pm
(excluding holidays)

DMV 8am - 4pm
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