Military Discharges

Notice of Entitlement. Persons who claim an exemption from local property tax under the provisions of section 12-81(19) or 12-82 by reason of military service must give notice to the town clerk of the town of their residence that they are entitled to the exemption.

DATES OF WARS AND OTHER RECOGNIZED MILITARY CAMPAIGNS AND OPERATIONS UNDER STATE STATUE 27-103, AS AMENDED BY PUBLIC ACT 03-85

FOR PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION ELIGIBILITY UNDER S.S.12-81(19) AS OF OCTOBER 1, 2003

  Spanish American War
 
April 21, 1898 to July 4, 1902
  Spanish American War - Moro Province
 
April 21, 1898 to July 4 1902 #1
  Mexican Border Period
 
March 10, 1916 to April 6, 1917
  World War I
 
April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918
  World War I - Russia
 
April 6, 1917 to April 1, 1920 #2
  World War II
 
December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946 #3
  Korean Conflict 
 
June 27, 1950 to January 31, 1955
  Viet Nam Era
 
February 28, 1961 to July 1, 1975
  Lebanon 
 
July 1, 1958 to November 1, 1958 or September 29, 1982 to March 30, 1984 #4
  Invasion of Grenada
 
October 25, 1983 to December 15, 1983 #4
  Operation Earnest Will 
 
February 1, 1987 to July 23, 1987 #4
  Invasion of Panama
 
December 20, 1989 to January 31, 1990 #4
  Persian Gulf War
 
After August 2, 1990 #5

#1 The Spanish American War includes the Philippine Insurrection, the Boxer Rebellion and service in the Moro Province, for which the ending date is eleven days later than the ending date of the Spanish American War.

#2 The ending date of service in Russia by a person serving with the United States military forces during World War I differs from the ending date for all service during that war in all other arenas.

#3 Pursuant to S.S.12-86, twelve o'clock midnight on December 31, 1947 is the World War II termination date for purposes of granting a property tax exemption.

#4 A person must have served in a combat or combat support role for the duration of a campaign lasting less than 90 days (i.e., the Invasions of Grenada and Panama) in order to qualify for a property tax exemption. A person must also have served in a combat or combat support role in Lebanon or in Operation Earnest Will, during the specified dates, in order to qualify for an exemption. An Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal is awarded to such individuals.

#5 Although referred to as the Persian Gulf War, service in the Persian Gulf is not required, nor is service in a combat or combat support role.