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Personal Property Tax Exemption for Motor Vehicle of a Disabled Veteran

Virginia Ballot Measure - Constitutional Amendment #2

Election: Nov. 3, 2020 (General)

Outcome: Passed

Categories:

Veterans
Taxes

Summary


Provides that one motor vehicle of a veteran who has a 100 percent service-connected, permanent, and total disability shall be exempt from state and local taxes. The amendment provides that only automobiles and pickup trucks qualify for the exemption. Additionally, the exemption is only applicable on the date the motor vehicle is acquired or the effective date of the amendment, whichever is later, and is not applicable for any period of time prior to the effective date of the amendment.

Measure Text


This amendment would add to the list of property that is not subject to state or local taxation
one motor vehicle owned and used primarily by or for a veteran of the United States armed
forces or the Virginia National Guard who has a one hundred percent (100%) service-
connected, permanent, and total disability. The amendment says that motor vehicle means an automobile or pickup truck.
The motor vehicle would be exempt from taxation beginning on the date the veteran gets the
motor vehicle or January 1, 2021, whichever is later. A veteran who claims this tax exemption would not get back any taxes paid on his motor vehicle prior to January 1, 2021.
Under this amendment, a motor vehicle that is owned by the spouse of a veteran of the United States armed forces or the Virginia National Guard with a one hundred percent (100%) service-connected, permanent, and total disability could also be free from taxation.
The General Assembly is allowed to pass a law that places conditions or restrictions on this
exemption.
A "yes" vote will mean the Constitution of Virginia will be amended to exempt one
automobile or pickup truck that is owned and used primarily by or for a veteran of the United
States armed forces or the Virginia National Guard who has a one hundred percent (100%)
service-connected, permanent, and total disability from state and local taxation.
A "no" vote will leave the Constitution of Virginia unchanged and automobiles and pickup
trucks owned and used primarily by or for a veteran of the United States armed forces or the
Virginia National Guard who has a one hundred percent (100%) service-connected,
permanent, and total disability will continue to be subject to state and local taxes.

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