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(a) In this section:
(1) “Charitable organization” means an organization that is exempt from federal income taxation under Section 501(a), Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as an organization described by Section 501(c)(3) of that code.
(2) “Disability rating” and “disabled veteran” have the meanings assigned by Section 11.22.
(3) “Residence homestead” has the meaning assigned by Section 11.13.
(4) “Surviving spouse” has the meaning assigned by Section 11.131.
(b) A disabled veteran who has a disability rating of less than 100 percent is entitled to an exemption from taxation of a percentage of the appraised value of the disabled veteran's residence homestead equal to the disabled veteran's disability rating if the residence homestead was donated to the disabled veteran by a charitable organization:
(1) at no cost to the disabled veteran; or
(2) at some cost to the disabled veteran in the form of a cash payment, a mortgage, or both in an aggregate amount that is not more than 50 percent of the good faith estimate of the market value of the residence homestead made by the charitable organization as of the date the donation is made.
(c) The surviving spouse of a disabled veteran who qualified for an exemption under Subsection (b) of a percentage of the appraised value of the disabled veteran's residence homestead when the disabled veteran died is entitled to an exemption from taxation of the same percentage of the appraised value of the same property to which the disabled veteran's exemption applied if:
(1) the surviving spouse has not remarried since the death of the disabled veteran; and
(2) the property:
(A) was the residence homestead of the surviving spouse when the disabled veteran died; and
(B) remains the residence homestead of the surviving spouse.
(d) If a surviving spouse who qualifies for an exemption under Subsection (c) subsequently qualifies a different property as the surviving spouse's residence homestead, the surviving spouse is entitled to an exemption from taxation of the subsequently qualified residence homestead in an amount equal to the dollar amount of the exemption from taxation of the former residence homestead under Subsection (c) in the last year in which the surviving spouse received an exemption under that subsection for that residence homestead if the surviving spouse has not remarried since the death of the disabled veteran. The surviving spouse is entitled to receive from the chief appraiser of the appraisal district in which the former residence homestead was located a written certificate providing the information necessary to determine the amount of the exemption to which the surviving spouse is entitled on the subsequently qualified residence homestead.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Texas Tax Code - TAX § 11.132. Donated Residence Homestead of Partially Disabled Veteran - last updated April 14, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/tx/tax-code/tax-sect-11-132/
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