A. The question of ownership can be complex and each circumstance must be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. However, there are some basic guidelines to help determine whether the exemption is granted or not. These guidelines apply to both real property and motor vehicles.
The Veteran must meet all of the necessary qualifying criteria as a “Veteran” under this program;
The property in question must be residential;
The veteran must be listed as an owner or co-owner of the property regardless of the form of the ownership (single owner, partnership, LLC, trust, etc.)
In those cases where it may be more difficult to determine whether the Veteran is listed as an owner, documentation must be provided by the taxpayer to prove direct title to the property.
The Veteran must be wholly, or in part, responsible for the payment of taxes on the property.