Amendment 02:Veteran Tax ExemptionWould allow for property tax discounts for disabled veterans
Proposing an amendment to Section 6 of Article VII and the creation of Section 32 of Article XII of the State Constitution to expand the availability of the property discount on the homesteads of veterans who became disabled as the result of a combat injury to include those who were not Florida residents when they entered the military and schedule the amendment to take effect January 1, 2013.
what your vote means
A YES means counties and municipalities will have the option to offer an additional combat-related property tax exemption for totally or partially disabled veterans who were not Florida residents when they entered the military. According to the Florida Department of Veteran Affairs, the maximum number of veterans who will qualify for this exemption is 74,000. As a result, counties and municipalities will collect about $2.4 million less in taxes per year.
A NO means counties and municipalities will not have the option to offer an additional combat-related property tax exemption for the approximately 74,000 totally or partially disabled veterans who did not live in Florida when they enlisted.