Gotta a great little piece of information for all you parents out there! If you live in the state of South Carolina and have a child with special needs, you may qualify for property tax exemption on the vehicle you use to transport your child. Specifically this exemption applies to parents who own or lease a car and whose child is legally blind or uses a wheelchair. Click here for the direct link to the South Carolina Department of Revenue’s website. This section answers many specific ways others may qualify for exemption as well.
A detailed instructions sheet is provided here and will tell you specifically how to fill out the application and what you will need from your child’s primary physician. This exemption only applies to one family vehicle and cannot be applied to step parents or foster parents. Click here for the two page application you will need to complete and take to the tax assessor’s office in your county. If your child would qualify for these benefits in previous years, you may also want to appeal past property tax bills by having your physician provide documentation of the date of diagnosis on his or her letter head and take that with you to the assessor’s office to determine if there is any refund available to your family.
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