Tax Relief Options

Bow offers exemptions and tax credits for qualified veterans, elderly, blind, and disabled resident homeowners, as well as for solar and wood heating energy systems as defined by NH statutes. See below for details. These applications are available in our office, or on the State of NH website for Taxpayer Assistance. The due date for these applications is April 15. Please feel free to ask us about your eligibility for tax relief. As always, your financial information is kept confidential and returned to you. 
Contact Town of Bow Assessing Department for more information, 603-228-1187, ext. 115 or email

  • Veterans Exemption / Credit

     
The Town of Bow offers a $500 tax credit for qualifying veterans, and $2,000 for service-connected totally disabled veterans. Spouses of deceased qualifying veterans can also apply for a tax credit. Applications are available in the Town of Bow Assessing Office and online on the State of NH website for Veterans Tax Credit/Exemption. To apply choose form PA 29 (Permanent Application for Property Tax Credits/Exemptions) which you can fill in online, print, and mail or bring in to the Town of Bow Assessing Office. The instructions are on the last two pages of the form. If your property is in a Trust, or if you have a Life Estate, you will also need to submit a copy of form PA 33. Information on qualifying medals, discharge papers and other items of interest for veterans can also be found on the State of NH website for Veterans Tax Credit/Exemption. All of the property owners must sign the application and a copy of the veteran's discharge papers is required. Veterans can request copies of their DD 214 or other discharge papers online at the The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration. The deadline for applications is April 15.

  • Elderly Exemption

     
View the Elderly Exemptions - Information and Conditions (PDF). Applications are available in the Assessing Office and are also online at the state's website. View the form PA 29, the Permanent Application for Property Tax Credits/Exemptions, which you can fill in online, print and mail or bring in to the Assessing Office. The instructions are on the last 2 pages of the form. If your property is in a Trust, or if you have a Life Estate, you will also need to submit a copy of form PA 33, the Statement of Qualification for a Property Tax Credit or Exemption. View the Financial Application for the Elderly Exemption (PDF). The deadline for applications is April 15.

  • Disabled Resident Homeowners Exemption

     
  • Elderly & Disabled Tax Deferral

     
  • Blind Exemption

     
  • Solar & Wood Heating Energy Systems Exemptions

     
  • Agricultural Structures Preservation Easement Exemption

     
Through the Agricultural Structures Preservation Easement, the preservation of historic barns and other agricultural buildings over 75 years old, is encouraged by granting property tax relief within a range of a 25-75% reduction in the structure' s assessment, to owners who (a) can demonstrate the public benefit of preserving their barns or other historic farm buildings, and (b) agree to maintain their structures throughout the minimum 10-year preservation easement. Also, maintaining and repairing the building will not result in an increase of its full assessed value for property tax purposes while under this easement. This application, PA 36-A, is available on the State of NH website for Assessing Forms. Make sure you choose PA 36-A, not 36. The deadline is April 15.
  1. Assessing Department


    Physical Address
    10 Grandview Road
    Bow, NH 03304

    Phone: 603-228-1187, ext. 114
    Fax: 603-225-2982