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Credit extension for surviving spouse

Published (2/20/2009)
By Lee Ann Schutz
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Under a law passed in 2008, qualified disabled veterans can see a lowered market value classification on their homestead for property tax purposes. The law also extends the credit to a surviving spouse for one year after the passing of the qualified veteran.

Rep. Al Juhnke (DFL-Willmar) sponsors HF541 that would amend the law to allow the surviving spouse to continue receiving the credit until the property is transferred, disposed of or the person remarries.

“This is a great provision that we should have put in the original bill,” Rep. Dan Severson (R-Sauk Rapids) told the House Veterans Affairs Division Feb. 13. The bill, which has no Senate companion, was approved and moved to the House Agricultural Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Committee, where it was approved Feb. 18 and sent to the House Taxes Committee.

It was noted that there are few disabled veterans in the state that meet the threshold for the tax credit, and there would be no fiscal impact to the state.

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