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Tax Relief for Surviving Spouse of US Armed Forces Members Killed in Action

Tax Relief for Surviving Spouse of US Armed Forces Members Killed in Action


Tax Relief for the Surviving Spouses of US Armed Forces Members Killed in Action

The Code of Virginia provides for an exemption of real estate taxes for the Surviving Spouses of Members of the Armed Forces Killed in Action or died of wounds received in action.

§ 58.1-3219.9 Exemption from taxes on property of surviving spouses of members of the armed forces killed in action.

A. Pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 6-A of Article X of the Constitution of Virginia, and for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2015, the General Assembly hereby exempts from taxation the real property described in subsection B of the surviving spouse (i) of any member of the armed forces of the United States who was killed in action as determined by the United States Department of Defense and (ii) who occupies the real property as his principal place of residence.

C. The surviving spouse of a member of the armed forces killed in action shall qualify for the exemption so long as the surviving spouse does not remarry and continues to occupy the real property as his principal place of residence.

Documentation Required

  • Complete Application
  • Department of Defense form DD1300 (Report of Casualty)
  • Photo Identification
  • Proof of Residency (Utility Bill or Bank Statement)
  • Certificate of Marriage
  • Death Certificate
  • Authorization for Release of Information to Mortgage Companies (if applicable)


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Commissioner of the Revenue

Darlene M Rowsey,  MCR (804) 722-8740
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