Free Disabled Veteran's License Plate with/without Tax Exemption

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Free Veterans License Plates

Disabled Veteran’s “Free” License Plate                                                                   

  1. Any disabled veteran who is a citizen and resident of this state (Georgia).

 Georgia residency is established by the following:

 

 Georgia driver’s license (required)

 

Verify homestead exemption on property owned in Columbia County, or;

 

Require a copy of most recent Georgia Tax Return

 

2.  Any veteran who was discharged under honorable conditions.

 The veteran must provide one of the documents below to verify he/she was honorably discharged:

 

Letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs reflecting honorable discharge, or;

 

DD 214 reflecting honorable discharge

  

3.  Any veteran who has been adjudicated by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs as having a service related disability that renders such veteran as:

 A letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs is required reflecting on of the following criteria:

 

Being 100% totally disabled, or;

 

Being less than 100% totally disabled but is compensated at the 100% level due to individual unemployability or;

 

Is entitled to receive a statutory award from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs for:

  1. Loss or permanent loss of use of one or both feet;

     

  2. Loss or permanent loss of use of one or both hands;

     

  3. Loss of sight in one or both eyes; or

     

  4. Permanent impairment of vision of both eyes of the following status: central visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the better eye, with corrective glasses, or central visual acuity of more than 20/200 if there is a field defect in which the peripheral field has contracted to such an extent that the widest diameter of visual field subtends on angular distance no greater than 20 degrees in the better eye.

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. A “Free” disabled veteran’s license plate shall only be issued for private passenger vehicles owned or leased by a disabled veteran and not used for commercial purposes.

  

Disabled Veteran’s “Free” License Plate TAVT Exemption

A motor vehicle owned by or leased to a disabled veteran who is a citizen and resident of this state and on which such disabled veteran actually places the “Free” disabled veteran motor vehicle license plate he or she receives pursuant to Code Section 40-2-69 is hereby exempted from all ad valorem taxes for state, county, municipal, and school purposes.

 

 

Veteran has applied for or is transferring a disabled veteran’s “Free” license plate – Must provide documentation for each transaction.

 

Vehicle purchase agreement or bill of sale (vehicles titled from MSO)

 

Original vehicle(s) (which received the TAVT exemption) must be sold, traded or otherwise transferred to another person. Limit of one TAVT exemption on vehicle owned.

 

 

If vehicle is transferred to an immediate family member, it shall be subject to the full rate of TAVT as the date of the transfer.

 

 

Veterans who do not qualify for the "FREE" disabled veteran's license plate may qualify for a "PASS" disabled veterans' license plate. See below:


Disabled Veteran’s “Pass” License Plate  

  1. Any citizen and resident of the State of Georgia who has been discharged from or is currently serving in the armed forces. 

 

Georgia driver’s license required

 

Verify homestead exemption on property owned in Columbia County, or;

 

Require a copy of most recent Georgia Tax Return

 

2. Any veteran who was discharged under honorable conditions or is currently serving in the armed forces.

 

Letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs reflecting honorable discharge,

 

DD 214 reflecting honorable discharge, or

 

Military I.D., LES, Orders

 

 3.Disabled veteran is disabled to any degree specified.

 

Letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (less than 100%)

  

  1. A “Pass” disabled veteran’s license plate shall only be issued to a private passenger vehicles owned by a disabled veteran.

     

  2. Such veteran shall be entitled to such plate regardless of whether he or she is suffering from a service-connected or nonservice connected disability.

     

  3. Effective January 13, 2015, the number of vehicles that may be plated with free disabled veteran license plates pursuant to O.C.G.A. §40-3-69 and 40-3-70 has changed. Such disabled veterans shall be limited to one free set of plates to be used on one vehicle. However, such veterans may apply for and receive additional sets of plates, but must pay the registration and renewal fees for any additional sets of plates.

     

    Please see the information below, which clarifies the number of free Disabled Veterans plates that are allowed for an individual taxpayer. The change was effective on January 13, 2015.

     

  • FREE – Fee for the plate is not due, tax is not due (100% Totally Service Connected Disabled Veteran or Less than 100% Totally Disabled but is being Compensated at the 100% Level due to Individual Employability)

     

                                                                   OR

     

  • PASS – Fee for the plate is not due, tax is due (Less than 100% Service Connected Disabled Veteran)

     

                                                                  AND

     

  • DPASS – Fee for plate is due, tax is due (Additional DV plates after 1/13/2015).

 

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