Rep. Hughes: Plan eliminates bureaucracy for veterans receiving property tax exemptions

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The Michigan House today overwhelmingly approved a plan from Rep. Holly Hughes streamlining the property tax exemption process for disabled veterans.

Hughes’ legislation will allow disabled veterans to apply for property tax exemptions with their local communities just once — rather than annually as now required by state law.

“Let’s get bureaucracy out of the way for our veterans and try to make their lives a little easier,” said Hughes, of Montague. “It doesn’t make sense to force veterans to fill out the same paperwork year after year when their situation does not change.”

House Bill 6024 makes other several changes streamlining and clarifying the property tax exemption process for qualified disabled veterans. The improvements will provide veterans, surviving spouses and local governments with clear, easier-to-follow rules.

The legislation advances to the Senate for consideration.