It is time to file your homestead exemptions! A homestead exemption can potentially help you save thousands by lowering your tax bill on your primary residence.
What is a homestead exemption?
Homestead Exemption simply reduces the tax amount you have to pay on your home by reducing a percentage of your home’s value from taxation. For instance, if your home is appraised at $200,000 and you qualify for a $40,000 exemption, you would pay taxes as if your home was valued at $160,000.
What type of homestead exemptions are available?
Exemptions are available for school taxes and county taxes, as well as for those disabled, 65 years or older, or 100% disabled veterans.
What if I bought a home in the last year with an existing homestead exemption? You should file for your regular residential homestead exemption application between January 1 and April 30.
What are the requirements to apply for a homestead exemption?
You must own your home, as well as occupy your home, as your principle residence on January 1 of the year for which you are requesting exemption. The homestead can include up to 20 acres if the land is owned by the homeowner and used as a yard or for another purpose related to the residential use of the homestead. You should file for your regular residential homestead exemption application between January 1 and April 30.
What do I need to apply?
To apply, you must complete your county’s application for homestead exemption, as well as provide a copy of your driver’s license. You should file for your regular residential homestead exemption application between January 1 and April 30.
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