Smaller text size Reset text size Larger text size
skip navigation
State Veterans Benefits Federal Veterans Benefits

Tax Credits and Exemptions

Property owned and operated by certain veterans' organizations or departments, local chapters or posts shall be exempt from taxation. (See RSA 72:23-a, RSA 72:23-c).

Certain wartime veterans, their wives or widows may be eligible for a property tax credit of $51 ($100 if both are eligible veterans). Cities/towns may vote to adopt a higher tax credit of up to $750. (See RSA 72:28).

A town or city may adopt an additional all veterans' property tax credit. A person shall qualify for the all veterans' tax credit if the person is a resident of this state who served not less than 90 days on active service in the armed forces of the United States and was honorably discharged or an officer honorably separated from service; or the spouse or surviving spouse of such resident, provided that Title 10 training for active duty by a member of a national guard or reserve shall be included as service under this paragraph; provided however that the person is not eligible for and is not receiving a credit under RSA 72:28 or RSA 72:35. (See RSA72:28-b).

The widow of a veteran who was killed while on active duty in the military may be eligible for a tax credit of between $700 and $4000 on real estate or personal property. (See RSA 72:29-a).

There is a $701 tax credit on real estate occupied as principal place of abode by a permanently and totally disabled service-connected veteran, double amputee or paraplegic or un remarried surviving spouse. Cities and towns may vote to adopt a higher tax credit of up to $4000. (See RSA 72:35).

A permanently and totally disabled veteran who is blind, paraplegic or a double amputee as a result of service connection and who owns a specially adapted homestead acquired with the assistance of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, or with proceeds from the sale of any previous homestead acquired with the assistance of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, shall be exempt from all taxation on the homestead. The veteran's surviving spouse shall also be exempt from all taxation on the homestead. (See RSA 72:36-a).

Adobe Acrobat symbolAdobe Acrobat Reader format. You can download a free reader from Adobe.





New Hampshire State Office of Veterans Services
275 Chestnut Street | Room 517 | Manchester, NH 03101-2411
(603) 624-9230 | NH Toll Free 1-800-622-9230 | Fax: (603) 624-9236
TDD Access: Relay NH 1-800-735-2964

copyright 2009. State of New Hampshire