LVMAC Tidbit — IRS Launches New Website for Veterans

August 11, 2016

Source: Information for Veterans

IRS LogoAs of 18 July, the Internal Revenue Service has launched a new site titled “Information for Veterans.”  “The page is designed to provide timely, federal tax-related information to veterans about tax credits and benefits, free tax preparation, financial education, and asset-building opportunities available to veterans,” according to the VVA Weekly Newsletter of 11 August.

Nothing really that exciting or new from what we have provided on our Answers Desk site, but does provide in one place useful links related to money matters or the lack of it.

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As of 11 August 2016

 

 

 

 

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LVMAC Tidbit — PA Continues to Goof Around with Property Tax Relief Deadline

June 8, 2016

Application deadline for Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program extended until Dec. 31

PA Dept of Revenue LogoPennsylvania’s state government never seems to set the correct deadline for this program.  However, this failure of government happens to be to your advantage.

The Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians 65 and older, widows and widowers age 50 and older, and people with disabilities age 18 and older. The maximum standard rebate is $650, but supplemental rebates can boost rebates up to $975.

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As of 8 June 2016

 

 


Forward Observer — Understanding Veterans Real Estate Tax Exemptions in PA and NJ

August 21, 2015

LVMAC Poster Art 2005Real Estate tax exemptions for veterans have come up more than once at veterans group meeting. Confusion often reigns. Word of mouth frequently leads to misunderstandings.  Perhaps the worst part is surviving spouses are often forgotten – to include the surviving spouses of a servicemembers killed in action. This article is an attempt to clarify the situation for our members who live in Pennsylvania and that other country, New Jersey.  While it is beyond the scope of this article to determine with certainty any local ordinances regarding exemptions exist (none are currently known), the existing laws in both states are discussed.

First, the belief that real estate tax exemptions for a disabled veteran are federal law is not true.  Any real estate tax exemption, waiver or reduction (hereafter, called “exemption”) is the result of a local ordinance or state law. Read the rest of this entry »


LVMAC Tidbits

December 1, 2011

Employers Now Can Now Receive Expanded Tax Credits for Hiring Veterans

On 21 November, the President signed new legislation, a portion of which continued and expanded tax breaks to employers who hire veterans.  H.R. 674 became Public Law 112-56 and Title II within it, the section which applies to veterans, is known as the “VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011.”

While the bill directs certain federal departments to reform or improve veterans retraining and placement,  includes improvements to  Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), and directs improvements in the somewhat infamous Transition Assistance Program (TAP) — among  other items of interest  — what seems to be grabbing the attention has been a small section on new tax credits found under “Other Matters.” Read the rest of this entry »


LVMAC Tidbits

March 16, 2011

Homebuyer Tax Credit Ending,  Full Concurrent Receipt Proposed, Military ID Cards for 100% Disabled

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LVMAC NEWS

February 16, 2011

Veterans Diversion Courts: The Veterans Affairs Committee is looking into Veterans Diversion Courts at this time. It has observed what has gone on in Philadelphia Read the rest of this entry »


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