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Disabled American Veterans

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 DAV

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Do I Qualify?

If you are a 100% service connected disabled veteran, unemployable or the unmarried widow, you may qualify for exemption from payment of all state taxes on the homestead and personal property.

26-3-306. Disabled veterans, surviving spouses, and minor dependent children.

A disabled veteran who has been awarded special monthly compensation by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the loss of, or the loss of use of, one (1) or more limbs, for total blindness in one (1) or both eyes, or for service-connected one hundred percent (100%) total and permanent disability shall be exempt from payment of all state taxes on the homestead and personal property owned by the disabled veteran.

 Arkansas Statute 26-3-306 provides tax exemption for homestead and personal property owned by the disabled veteran and, with restrictions, the surviving spouse and minor dependent children for residents of Arkansas. A disabled veteran who has been awarded special monthly compensation by the Department of Veteran Affairs for the loss of, or the loss of use of one or more limbs, for total blindness in one or both eyes, or for service-connected 100% total and permanent disability shall be exempt from all state taxes on the homestead and personal property owned by the disabled veteran.

The Veteran/Widow must be on Personal Property Assessment and Title

The Veteran/Widow must be listed as owner on the real estate property

The Veteran/Widow must submit a Summary of Benefits letter to their Mortgage company

The Veteran/Widow is not eligible for the Amendment 79 Homestead Credit or Over 65 Freeze as long as they are receiving the DAV Exemption. The Widow of a Disabled Veteran must remain unmarried or a subsequent marriage terminated to receive benefits

How Do I Apply?

You’ll need to provide a copy of your Summary of Benefits letter which is mailed out by the Veterans Affairs Office in March of each year. If this letter is not received by April 1st, you may visit or call the Saline County Veteran Services Agent conveniently located next door to the Saline County Tax Collector's Office:

Lesa Jacob-Pollich
Saline County Veteran Services
209 N. Main St., Benton, AR 72015
501-303-5646 Phone
501-246-8883 Fax
Lesa.pollich@salinecounty.org 

The Veteran must have:

A current qualifying Summary of Benefits letter

The Widow must have:

A current qualifying Summary of Benefits letter

Mail
Saline County Tax Collector
DAV Specialist Jennifer Summerville
215 N. Main St., Suite 3
Benton, AR 72015 

E-Mail
jennifer@salinecollector.org
501-303-5619 FAX
501-847-0149 FAX 

In Person
The Benton Office
215 N. Main St., Suite 3
Benton, AR 72015 

What Else Should I Know?

The Deadline to submit the Summary of Benefits letter is October 15th; and it must be turned in annually. Please do not wait to turn the letter in, we encourage you to submit your letter as soon as it is received.

The Summary of Benefits letter is a “multi-purpose” letter. Not every Veteran who receives the letter is entitled to the DAV exemption for their Saline County Personal/Real Estate taxes.

If you are moving to another county or state from Saline County, you will need to contact the appropriate DAV agency. If you are moving into Saline County from another Arkansas County, you will need to submit your Summary of Benefits letter to us and notify the prior county.

If you are selling or purchasing a homestead, you must furnish our office with the settlement papers. The taxes will be prorated for the time of ownership. You must be occupying the home to qualify for the tax exemption. Rental property, special improvement taxes, city liens, sanitation, timber, and land only do not qualify for exemption.

Since Personal/Real Estate taxes are considered “voluntarily” paid, this office is unable to refund for previous years of DAV eligibility if the Summary of Benefits letter was not turned in to us.

Any person violating or attempting to secure benefits under the provision of this section to which he is not entitled shall be guilty of a violation and upon conviction shall be fined in any sum not less than $100 nor more than $1000.

Any other questions? Email our DAV Specialist at jennifer@salinecollector.org, info@salinecollector.org, or call 501-303-5620.