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Congratulations on finding the perfect home! There are many benefits to homeownership, which you will keep finding as you continue to live in your home. Among those benefits are some great tax advantages, starting with the homestead exemption.
Residents that spend at least six months and one day in their homes here in Florida are qualified to claim homestead on their property. Our government gives owners of their own property great tax breaks when it is their primary residence.
Homestead Tax Exemption Deadline Fast Approaching
If you closed on your property on or prior to December 31, 2012 – there isn’t much time to apply for the homestead tax exemption. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2013 in order to receive homestead tax advantages for the current year.
To apply, click on the following links below. You will find information about the homestead exemption, how to complete the process as well as a fillable PDF form that makes it simple and convenient.
As always, if you have any questions about this or any real estate related matter – we are right here and ready to help!