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When laws of this sort are passed, they are just enforceable for the future and not the past. The years you've paid in are already spent and any new taxation law only applies to your future taxes, not your past taxes.
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You would need to file an amended tax return for all those years in question, which means you to go to a local tax attorney to assist you in retrieving those paid in taxes.
This is only property tax we're talking about here also, a homestead tax exemption.
It's not a filing really, like income taxes each year.
You'd have to submit a request to your state's taxation department, which is why you'll need to work with a local tax attorney. This isn't something the military can assist with, because the military didn't take your property taxes.