Property Tax Exemption Filing
Most County Property Appraiser's Office's and their Deputy Appraisers will be available to assist with Homestead, Senior and other property tax exemption applications, as well as answer questions on property taxes. They are also now accepting applications for Portability.
Did you miss the March 3 deadline to file for a 2008 Homestead? Don't worry. Florida law allows you to late file through September 19, 2008. Our office accepts late Homestead applications and helps taxpayers prepare the mandatory late filing petitions. To claim a 2008 Homestead, you must have purchased, be named on the title, and moved onto the property on or before January 1, 2008. All others will qualify for 2009 Homestead Exemption and may apply for 2009 anytime between now and March 1, 2009.
Documents required to file a Homestead Exemption include:
A current Florida driver's license or Florida identification card, and
A current voter registration card or declaration of domicile
Non-US citizens must also provide proof of permanent residency.
Qualified residents 65 years of age or older as of January 1, 2008 may also apply for the additional Senior Exemption. Eligible seniors must have a total household adjusted gross income not to exceed $24,916. Documents required for the Senior Exemption include a 2007 income tax return or, if one does not file income taxes, a copy of the 2007 Social Security 1099 Form must be provided.