Current and former military members may be eligible to receive:
- Military Pay Tax Exemption. Military pay is exempt from Michigan tax, including military retirement benefits and exit and separation pay.
- Children of Veterans Tuition Grant. This program provides undergraduate tuition assistance to the children of a Michigan veteran. Students may receive scholarship assistance for up to four academic years for a total of up to $11,200.
- Property Tax Exemption for Disabled Veterans or Surviving Spouses. Property used and owned as a homestead by a disabled veteran or his or her surviving spouse is exempt from collection of property taxes.
- Principal Residence Exemption (PRE) for Active Duty Military Personnel. Property owners can retain a PRE while on active duty if their property is rented or leased.
- Property Tax Relief during Active Military Service. Property owned by a serviceperson cannot be sold to pay delinquent property taxes during a tour of active duty.
- Summer Property Tax Deferment. A serviceperson, veteran or widow or widower whose income outside of military compensation is no more than $7,500 per year may be eligible for a summer property tax deferment.
See your tax preparer and/or your local property tax assessor if you think any of these benefits may apply to you!