GONZALES (The Gonzales Inquirer) – With tax season in full swing, now is a good time to remind veterans that they may be eligible for a property tax exemption.

Veterans with a service-connected disability may reduce their property taxes in 2011 by filing exemption forms at their county appraisal district office. Some veterans may qualify for a 100 percent exemption.

A veteran’s percentage of service-connected disability determines the amount of the exemption, from a $5,000 to a $12,000 deduction from the veteran’s property value. A separate application must be completed for this exemption.

The appraisal district may require proof of the disability, such as documentation from the Veteran’s Administration or the branch of the armed services in which the veteran served.

Veterans should contact their county appraisal district office for more information.