Tax Credit Criteria

Tax Credits are deductions from the tax due. The following tax credit options are available in Amherst. Applications are available in the Assessing Office or on the forms page of the Assessing website. Bring your DD214  and all other qualifying documents along with your application (PA-29) form.

 

Optional Veterans' Tax Credit RSA 72:28  $500

All Service Veterans' Tax Credit RSA 72:28-b  $500

Service-Connected Total Disability RSA 72:35  $2,400

Surviving Spouse RSA 72:29-a  $700

Certain Disabled Veterans RSA 72:36-a  Total Exempt

                                                                                  

Optional Veterans' Tax Credit $500: To qualify, a person must have served not less than 90 consecutive days in the armed forces of the United States. Under previous law, the veterans' tax credit was available only to those veterans who served during the qualifying wars or armed conflict periods listed in RSA 72:28. No proof of Expeditionary Medal is required and it does not matter where the veteran served, and they were honorably discharged. The amendment became effective April 1, 2006. NH Resident for one year preceding April 1 in the year in which the tax credit is claimed.

 All Service Veterans' Tax Credit $500: The credit will be available to any resident or the spouse or surviving spouse of any resident, who (1) served not less than 90 days on active service in the armed forces of the United States and was honorably discharged or was an officer honorably separated from service, and (2) is not eligible for and not receiving the credit for veterans who served in a qualifying war or armed conflict or for veterans with a service-connected disability.  72:28-b Was adopted by the Town March 14, 2017. NH Resident for one year preceding April 1 in the year in which the tax credit is claimed.

Service Connected Total Disability $2,400: Any person who has been honorably discharged or an officer honorably separated from the military service of the United States and who has a total and permanent service-connected disability, or who is a double amputee or paraplegic because of service-connected injury, or the surviving spouse of such a person, shall receive the optional yearly tax credit. RSA 72:35. NH Resident for one year preceding April 1 in the year in which the tax credit is claimed.

Surviving Spouse Tax Credit $700: The surviving spouse of any person who was killed or died while on active duty in the armed forces of the United States or any of the armed forces of any government associated with the United States in the wars, conflicts or armed conflicts, or combat zones set forth in RSA 72:28, shall receive a tax credit.  RSA 72:29-a. NH Resident for one year preceding April 1 in the year in which the tax credit is claimed.

Certain Disabled Veterans (Exemption): Any person, who is discharged from military service of the United States under conditions other than dishonorable, or an officer who is honorably separated from military service, who is totally and permanently disabled from service connection and satisfactory proof of such service connection is furnished to the assessors and who is a double amputee of the upper or lower extremities or any combination thereof, paraplegic, or has blindness of both eyes with visual acuity of 5/200 or less as the result of service connection and who owns a specially adapted homestead which has been acquired with the assistance of the Veterans Administration or which has been acquired using proceeds from the sale of any previous homestead which was acquired with the assistance of the Veterans Administration, the person or person's surviving spouse, shall be exempt from all taxation on said homestead. RSA 72:36-a. NH Resident for one year preceding April 1 in the year in which the tax credit is claimed.