Monday, November 10, 2014

Notes for Veterans Day

Partial exemption from property taxes
The City of Decatur provides a homestead exemption specific to veterans with disabilities in accordance with state law.  If applicants for the disabled veteran exemption provide us with a letter indicating 100 percent disability from the Department of Veterans Affairs and file an application card with our office, the exemption can save you up to $3,000 a year on your Decatur property tax bill.  The exemption is also available to unremarried surviving spouses.  Please note that this exemption is based on the disability status of veterans, and is separate from the exemption that disability-based exemption offered by DeKalb County.

Exemption from business license fees
Veterans discharged under honorable conditions from the U.S. military who have at least a 10 percent disability from wartime or a 25 percent service-connected disability from peacetime whose income is exempt from state taxation are also eligible for exemption from occupation taxes. In other words, you do not have to pay for a business license in Decatur if you meet those criteria. If you own a business in Decatur and qualify for this occupation tax exemption, please contact my office at 404-370-4100 so we can adjust your account.

Veterans Day in Decatur
A remembrance service honoring those who served in the military who are buried in the Decatur Cemetery will take place onsite tomorrow at 11 a.m.

Decatur City Hall will be open for business on November 11. Decatur schools, the post office, local banks, and DeKalb County offices will be closed.

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