Veteran's Title Ad Valorem Tax Exemptions

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Disabled Veterans, Purple Heart, Medal of Honor and Former Prisoner of War Recepients

Chapter 560-11-4
Title Ad Valorem Tax
 

560-11-14-.12 Exemptions

(1) The state and local title ad valorem tax fee shall not apply to:

(a) Corrected titles

(b) Replacement titles under O.C.G.A. § 40-3-31.

(c) Titles reissued to the same owner pursuant to O.C.G.A. §§ 40-3-50, 40-3-51, 40-3-52, 40-3-53, 40-3-54, 40-3-55, or 40-3-56.

(2) Motor vehicles owned or leased by or to the state or any county, consolidated government, municipality, county or independent school district, or other government entity in this state shall not be subject to the state and local title ad valorem tax fees provided for in O.C.G.A. § 48-5c-1; provided, however, that such other government entity shall not qualify for such exclusion unless it is exempt from ad valorem tax and sales and use tax pursuant to general law.

(3) The state and local title ad valorem tax fee shall not apply to a qualified person as provided in this part:

(a) Any qualified service connected disabled veteran pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 48-8-3(30) when the veteran received a grant from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to purchase and specially adapt a vehicle to his disability may apply for an exemption of the state and local title ad valorem tax fee. Such veteran shall submit to the county tag agent a form prescribed by the commissioner attesting to their exempt status, the motor vehicle purchase agreement or bill of sale, and documentation approved by the commissioner demonstrating their disabled status and receipt of the veteran's grant.

(b) Any qualified disabled veteran pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 48-5-478 may apply for an exemption of the state and local title ad valorem tax fee. Such veteran shall submit to the county tag agent a form prescribed by the commissioner attesting to their exempt status, the motor vehicle purchase agreement or bill of sale, and documentation approved by the commissioner demonstrating their disabled status.

1. A veteran shall be granted an exemption provided that the veteran has applied for or has transferred a disabled veteran's license plate to such vehicle as provided for in O.C.G.A. § 40-2-69.

2. A veteran shall not be granted an exemption for a subsequent vehicle unless the original vehicle which received the exemption is sold, traded or otherwise transferred to another person. If the original vehicle is transferred to an immediate family member by the veteran such transfer shall be subject to the full rate of title ad valorem tax in effect as of the date of the transfer. If such immediate family member subsequently transfers the vehicle to another immediate family member than that subsequent transfer shall receive the reduced rate of title ad valorem tax applicable to immediate family members.

(c) Any qualified veteran pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 48-5-478.1 who is a citizen and resident of Georgia and is a former prisoner of war or their unremarried surviving spouse may apply for an exemption of the state and local title ad valorem tax fee. Such veteran or their unremarried surviving shall submit to the county tag agent a form prescribed by the commissioner attesting to their exempt status, the motor vehicle purchase agreement or bill of sale and documentation approved by the commissioner demonstrating the veteran's designation as a form prisoner of war.

1. A veteran or their unremarried surviving spouse shall be granted an exemption provided that the veteran has met the requirements of O.C.G.A. § 40-2-73.

2. A veteran shall not be granted an exemption for a subsequent vehicle unless the original vehicle which received the exemption is sold, traded or otherwise transferred to another person. If the original vehicle is transferred to an immediate family member by the veteran such transfer shall be subject to the full rate of title ad valorem tax in effect as of the date of the transfer. If such immediate family member subsequently transfers the vehicle to another immediate family member than that subsequent transfer shall receive the reduced rate of title ad valorem tax applicable to immediate family members.

(d) Any qualified veteran pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 48-5-478.2 who is a citizen and resident of Georgia and was awarded the Purple Heart may apply for an exemption of the state and local title ad valorem tax fee. Such veteran shall submit to the county tag agent a form prescribed by the commissioner attesting to their exempt status, the motor vehicle purchase agreement or bill of sale, and documentation approved by the commissioner demonstrating their award of the Purple Heart.

1. A veteran shall be granted an exemption provided that the veteran has applied for or has transferred a Purple Heart license plate to such vehicle as provided for in O.C.G.A. § 40-2-84.

2. A veteran shall not be granted an exemption for a subsequent vehicle unless the original vehicle which received the exemption is sold, traded or otherwise transferred to another person. If the original vehicle is transferred to an immediate family member by the veteran such transfer shall be subject to the full rate of title ad valorem tax in effect as of the date of the transfer. If such immediate family member subsequently transfers the vehicle to another immediate family member than that subsequent transfer shall receive the reduced rate of title ad valorem tax applicable to immediate family members.

(e) Any qualified veteran pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 48-5-478.3 who is a citizen and resident of Georgia and was awarded the Medal of Honor may apply for an exemption of the state and local title ad valorem tax fee. Such veteran shall submit to the county tag agent a form prescribed by the commissioner attesting to their exempt status, the motor vehicle purchase agreement for bill of sale, and documentation approved by the commission demonstrating their award of the Medal of Honor.

1. A veteran shall be granted an exemption provided that the veteran has applied for or has transferred a Medal of Honor license plate to such vehicle as provided for in O.C.G.A. § 40-2-68.

2. A veteran shall not be granted an exemption for a subsequent vehicle unless the original vehicle which received the exemption is sold, traded or otherwise transferred to another person. If the original vehicle is transferred to an immediate family member by the veteran such transfer shall be subject to the full rate of title ad valorem tax in effect as of the date of the transfer. If such immediate family member subsequently transfers the vehicle to another immediate family member than that subsequent transfer shall receive the reduced rate of title ad valorem tax applicable to immediate family members.

Authority: O.C.G.A. §§ 40-2-11,48-2-12, 48-5C-1.

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