By Lynn R. Mitchell
There will be a proposed constitutional amendment on Tuesday’s ballot. Below is the explanation of this law that would help the spouses of military members killed in action.
Proposed Constitutional Amendment
Article X. Taxation and Finance. Section 6-A. Property tax exemption for certain veterans and surviving spouses of soldiers killed in action.
Question: Shall Section 6-A of Article X (Taxation and Finance) of the Constitution of Virginia be amended to allow the General Assembly to exempt from taxation the real property of the surviving spouse of any member of the armed forces of the United States who was killed in action, where the surviving spouse occupies the real property as his or her principal place of residence and has not remarried?