Tax Relief for Widow/Widower of Military Member Killed in Action

​​A widow/widower (​​not remarried) of a service member who was killed in action may apply for tax relief beginning FY16 (July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016​). ​​

​​CRITERIA​​​​​

The exemption may apply if the value of the principal dwelling did not exceed the average assessment of Virginia Beach single family homes in the previous tax year . 

​AVERAGE ASSESSMENT HISTORY OF SINGLE FAMILY DWELLINGS BY FISCAL YEAR​​

​​FISCAL YEARAVERAGE ASSESSMENT
​FY15​$322,000
​FY16

FY17

FY18​
​$311,800​

$322,000

$330,700

​​​​​​​​​​​The dwelling must be the principal residence of the applicant. The exemption includes up to 10 acres of land on which the dwelling is located. Other conditions may apply.

Contact the Commissioner's Taxpayer Assistance Department concerning this program.
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