22.504.10 97th Legislative Session 483

2022 South Dakota Legislature

House Bill 1083


An Act

ENTITLED An Act to provide a partial property tax exemption for the surviving spouses of certain veterans.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of South Dakota:

Section 1. That § 10-4-41 be AMENDED:

10-4-41. One hundred fifty thousand dollars of the full and true value of the total amount of a dwelling, or portion thereof, classified as owner-occupied pursuant to §§ 10-13-39 to 10-13-40.4, inclusive, is exempt from property taxation if owned and occupied by:

(1) The surviving spouse of a veteran who was rated as permanently and totally disabled from a service-connected disability; or

(2) The surviving spouse of a veteran, who receives dependency and indemnity compensation from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs as a result of the veteran's service-connected death.

The surviving spouse shall apply for this partial exemption on a form prescribed by the secretary of revenue. Any application or supporting document for this exemption is confidential. Any surviving spouse who would otherwise qualify for this exemption but fails to comply with the application deadline for the owner-occupied classification or the deadline for application for this exemption may petition the board of county commissioners to recalculate the taxes based upon the owner-occupied classification and this exemption and abate or refund the difference in taxes pursuant to chapter 10-18.

If the director of equalization determines that the surviving spouse receives an exemption for the dwelling pursuant to this section, the surviving spouse retains that exemption until such time as the property ownership is transferred, the surviving spouse does not occupy the dwelling, the surviving spouse remarries, or the property has a change in use. If the legal description of property is changed or amended and the surviving spouse continues to reside in the dwelling, the surviving spouse retains the exemption provided by this section.

An Act to provide a partial property tax exemption for the surviving spouses of certain veterans.

I certify that the attached Act originated in the:

House as Bill No. 1083

Chief Clerk

Speaker of the House


Chief Clerk

President of the Senate


Secretary of the Senate

House Bill No. 1083

File No. ____

Chapter No. ______

Received at this Executive Office

this _____ day of _____________,

2022 at ____________M.


for the Governor

The attached Act is hereby

approved this ________ day of

______________, A.D., 2022




Office of the Secretary of State

Filed ____________, 2022

at _________ o'clock __M.

Secretary of State


Asst. Secretary of State