Old Patriot's Pen
Personal pontifications of an old geezer born 200 years too late.
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- Name: Old Patriot
- Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
I've been everywhere That was the title of a hit country-and-western song from the late 1950's, originally sung by Hank Snow, and made famous by Johnny Cash. I resemble that! My 26-year career in the Air Force took me to more than sixty nations on five continents - sometimes only for a few minutes, other times for as long as four years at a time. In all that travel, I also managed to find the perfect partner, help rear three children, earn more than 200 hours of college credit, write more than 3000 reports, papers, documents, pamphlets, and even a handful of novels, take about 10,000 photographs, and met a huge crowd of interesting people. I use this weblog and my personal website here to document my life, and discuss my views on subjects I find interesting.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Texas exempts 100% Disabled Vets from Property Tax
DO YOU HAVE A 100% DISABILTY RATING??
DO YOU OWN A HOME OR PROPERTY IN TEXAS??
Texas passed a law, House Bill 3613 in June 2009 which provides a Texas veteran who has a 100% VA disability, a 100% exemption for taxation on your resident homestead. or are considered individually unemployable by the U.S. Dept. of Veteran Affairs, THIS MEANS YOU NO LONGER HAVE TO PAY PROPERTY TAXES ON YOUR HOME! The legislation applies to taxes assessed by all jurisdictions.
The new law is effective now, starting in 2009.
To download the required form, go to: http://www.window.state.tx.us/taxinfo/taxforms/vetexempt.pdf
Exemptions will not be given automatically. Veterans must fill out and return new application forms to be eligible for the residential homestead exemption.
The veteran must fill out the application and attach a copy of the Department of Veteran Affairs letter documenting the disability percentage. It must then be delivered to the tax appraisal office in the district where the veteran resides.
Hays Central Appraisal District (512-268-2522)
21001 N. IH 35. Kyle, Texas 78640
Travis Central Appraisal District (512-834-9138)
8314 Cross Park Dr. Austin, TX 78626
Williamson Central Appraisal District (512-930-3787)
625 FM 1460. Georgetown, TX 78626