Military Tax Credit

(Chapter 427, Code of Iowa)


A property owner who is a resident of the State of Iowa, was involved in full-time active duty during a war or conflict and was honorably discharged qualifies for a Military Tax Exemption.  Applications for this credit must be filed with the Assessor on or before July 1 of the year the exemption is first claimed.  The exemption is applied for only once and remains in effect until the property owner is no longer eligible. 

A property owner who qualifies for and wishes to receive a military must make application with the Assessor.  Discharge papers  (DD214) of the property owner must also be recorded in the appropriate county.

The military exemption reduces the taxable value of property as follows:


Service Must Have Been
Between These Dates:

Amount of Exemption:

World War I

April 6, 1917 to
November 11, 1918


World War II

December 7, 1941 to
December 31, 1946


Merchant Marines

December 7, 1941 to
August 15, 1945


Korean Conflict

June 27, 1950 to
January 31, 1955


Viet Nam Conflict

December 22, 1961 to
May 7, 1975


Persian Gulf War

Began August 2, 1990


For additional information or to find out if a war or conflict not listed here qualifies, contact the Assessor's Office at (563) 244-0569.