If you bought a home recently and have not yet filed your homestead exemption – you only have about a week left to do so – the deadline is March 1st! For your convenience we’ve compiled these links where you can file online.
Wondering what exactly IS homestead exemption anyway? Florida property tax homestead exemption reduces the value of a home for assessment of property taxes by $50,000, so a home that was actually worth $100,000 would be taxed as though it was worth only $50,000. The homestead exemption is a legal regime designed to protect the value of the homes of residents from property taxes, creditors, and circumstances arising from the death of the homeowner’s spouse. If you own your home, reside there permanently and are a Florida resident all as of January 1, you may qualify for Homestead exemption. Homestead can reduce your taxable value on your home as much as $50,000, saving you approximately $750 annually.
File online for Pinellas County Homestead Exemption
File online for Hillsborough County Homestead Exemption
File online for Pasco County Homestead Exemption