Veterans Receiving the Full Exemption for Service-Connected
Total and Permanent Disability May Be Eligible for a Refund
While refund requirements are very specific, a recent change in Florida law allows for certain veterans to receive a property tax refund. Some property owners receiving the Full Veteranís Exemption for Total and Permanent Service-Connected Disability may be eligible for a refund on their new homesteaded propertyís taxes. Effective beginning in tax year 2021, homesteaded property owners receiving the Full Veteranís Exemption for Total and Permanent Service Connected Disability on a newly acquired Florida property - who also received the Full Exemption for Total and Permanent Service Connected Disability on another Florida property in the immediately preceding tax year - may be eligible to receive a refund of the ad valorem taxes paid for the newly acquired property in the year the property is acquired, prorated as of the date of transfer of ownership.
If you believe you are eligible to receive this prorated refund, please contact your local county property appraiser's office.