Real estate taxes in Fairfax and Loudoun are pretty high, but we get some great stuff in return - benefits I don't mind paying for. That's probably what our Vets here thought, too... until they became disabled. With less income, it becomes much more of a burden to pay for all of that infrastructure. And now they can get a pass!
Virginia voters authorized a new real estate tax exemption last November. The legislation provides for an exemption from county real estate taxes on the principal dwelling and up to three acres for veterans with a 100 percent service-connected, total and permanent disability. Persons desiring the exemption are required to file the necessary form and provide qualifying documentation. This exemption is also extended to the veteran's surviving spouse, so long as the death of the veteran occurred on or after January 1, 2011, the real property is maintained as the survivor's principal residence, and he or she does not remarry.
If your home is in Fairfax, go to this web site for more information and forms: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dta/realestatetax_disabledveterans.htm
If your home is in Loudoun, you can apply by going to www.loudoun.gov/taxrelief-forms, by calling the Commissioner's Office at 703-737-8557, or in the Commissioner's offices in the County Government Center in Leesburg or the Loudoun Tech Center in Sterling.
I would just like to take this opportunity, from the bottom of my heart, to thank ALL our Vets for their many sacrifices... sacrifices I am not brave enough to make personally. What would I do without you? You are all HEROS to me. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE.