I don't mind at all. That's why we are here, to help! Regarding your questions..Answer to #1
1) Although any one factor is not conclusive of the establishment or nonestablishment of permanent residence, the following are relevant factors that may be considered by the property appraiser in making his or her determination as to the intent of a person claiming a homestead exemption to establish a permanent residence in this state:
(1) Formal declarations of the applicant. (Our Declaration process satisfies the NUMBER ONE determination!)
(2) Informal statements of the applicant.
(3) The place of employment of the applicant.
(4) The previous permanent residency by the applicant in a state other than Florida or in another country and the date non-Florida residency was terminated.
(5) The place where the applicant is registered to vote.
(6) The place of issuance of a driver's license to the applicant.
(7) The place of issuance of a license tag on any motor vehicle owned by the applicant.
(8) The address as listed on federal income tax returns filed by the applicant.
Be forewarned that a driver's license or a voters registration is not a valid reason to deny homestead. You can research these search terms on this BBS and find the law on the matter.
Question 2) NO
You have not committed any crime. The old adage that the tax man is correct and you have to prove him wrong applies here...