Following our story yesterday, Rebecca Habegger talked to veterans about the tax relief program that is in possible danger. You can find her story RIGHT HERE.
Essentially, Gov. Bill Haslam is looking to cut funding for the
program from $33 million to $29 million at a time when local officials
say it actually needs another $5 million to maintain the status quo.
plan – dubbed the "Property Tax Relief Program" – provides property tax
rebates statewide for more than 150,000 disabled veterans and their
surviving spouses, and senior citizens who earn $28,270 or less
Under the plan, low-income seniors receive tax relief
for the first $25,000 of their assessed property. Veterans who were
disabled while serving get relief on the first $175,000 of their
Here's our initial story RIGHT HERE.