Military Combat Tax Break Open to All Eligible Residents

U.S. military medical evacuation in Afghanistan.
U.S. military medical evacuation in Afghanistan.
TAMPA (2010-3-4) -

The Hillsborough County Veterans Affairs Office is correcting inaccurate information on its web page about tax breaks for some members of the military after WUSF asked questions about the discrepancy.

WUSF found a small snafu on the Veterans Affairs web page that details eligibility for the Active Military Combat Duty Grant. It’s a program that gives active military serving in combat property tax relief of up to $1,500.

Two different bullet points on the web page stated that eligibility, in part, is “based on residency in un-incorporated Hillsborough County.”

Yet, a call to the Hillsborough Veterans Affairs Office clarified that the program is open to all Hillsborough County military that meet the other criteria even those living within Tampa City limits.

“The web site and the information on the web page ought to match the information that’s being produced by the people who work in those departments and are talking to families,” said Hillsborough County Commissioner Mark Sharpe

When asked about the web discrepancy, the head of the Veterans Affairs Office, Frank Strom, said it was an oversight and he planned to clarify the language as soon as possible.

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