The Surviving Spouse Exemption entitles you to $1,300 of assessed valuation deduction for the 2016/17 fiscal year. Conversion into actual cash dollar savings varies depending on the tax rates; currently, it is approximately $42 per fiscal year on real estate or personal property taxes or up to $52 per fiscal year on the basic governmental service tax portion of your motor vehicle registration.
In order to apply for this exemption, bring your Nevada driver’s license or Nevada I.D. card and provide the Assessor’s office with your spouse’s death certificate. You must have been married at the time of their death and have not remarried. The surviving spouse of a disabled veteran who was eligible for a disabled veteran exemption at the time of his/her death may also be eligible to receive the disabled veteran exemption.