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City votes to increase tax credit for disabled veterans

March 5, 2019

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — City councilors in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, have voted unanimously to increase the property tax credit for disabled veterans.

The Portsmouth Herald reports the vote Monday night increased the city’s service connected total disability property tax credit from $2,000 to $4,000.

The credit applies to veterans who have been honorably discharged or separated from service and who have a total and permanent service-related disability, including double amputees and paraplegics.

The move comes after a new state law allowed municipalities to increase the credit to $4,000.

City Manager John Bohenko says there are currently 46 veterans who receive the $2,000 total disability tax credit.

City Councilor Josh Denton, a retired Army captain, says he believes officials should do everything possible to help veterans “stay in the city they love.”

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Information from: Portsmouth Herald, http://www.seacoastonline.com