The Michigan Department of Treasury is reminding current and former military members about the special services and exemptions they or their families may be entitled to receive.
These include the Children of Veterans Tuition Grant, which provides undergraduate tuition assistance to the children of Michigan veterans, and the Property Tax Exemption for Disabled Veterans or Surviving Spouses.
Current and former military members also 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.
- 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.
To learn more about benefits and exemptions for current and past military members, visit www.michigan.gov/taxes.