Periods of Wars as provided in 27-103

for determining Property Tax

Exemption Eligibility for Veterans

Under 12-81(19)


Spanish-American War

 April 21, 1898 to July 04, 1902

Spanish-American War Moro Providence

April 21, 1898 to July 15, 1903 1

Mexican Border Period   

March 10, 1916 to April 6, 1917

World War April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918

World War 1 Russia

April 6, 1917 to April 1st 1920 2

World War ll  

December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946 3

Korean Conflict

June 27, 1950 to January 31, 1955

Vietnam Era   

February 28, 1961 to July 1, 1975


July 1, 1958 to November 1, 1958 or September 29, 1982 to March 30, 1984 4

Invasion of Grenada

October 25, 1983 to December 15, 1983 4

Operation Earnest Will

February 1, 1987 to July 23, 1987 4

Invasion of Panama

December 20, 1989 to January 31, 1990 4

Persian Gulf War  

After August 2, 1990 5

1 The Spanish American War includes the Philippine Insurrection, the Boxer Rebellion and service in the Moro Province, for which the ending date is eleven days later then the ending date for the Spanish American War.

2 The ending date for service in Russia by a person serving with the United States military forces during World War I differs from the ending date for all service during that war in all other arenas.

3 Pursuant to 12-86, twelve o'clock midnight on December 31, 1947 is the World War II termination date for purposes of granting a property tax exemption.

4 A person must have served in combat or combat support role for the duration of a period of war lasting less than 90 days (i.e., the Invasions of Granada and Panama ) in order to qualify for a property tax exemption. A person must also have served in a combat or combat support role in Lebanon or in Operation Earnest Will, during the specified dates, in order to qualify for an exemption. An Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal is awarded to such individuals.

.5 Although referred to as the Persian Gulf War, service in the Persian Gulf is not required, nor is service in a combat or combat support role.


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