PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION REQUIREMENTS GUIDE

PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION REQUIREMENTS GUIDE

HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION

• Legal/equitable title as of January 1st (If title is held in a Trust, provide a copy of the trust document).

• Permanent residence on the property as of January 1st (Residence address listed on the Driver’s license, voters registration, car registration, and Federal Income Tax returns determine permanent residence).

• Owner (or others legally or naturally dependent upon such person) must be a US Citizen or Permanent US Resident and Florida Resident as of January 1st.

 

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS AVAILABLE FOR QUALIFIED HOMESTEAD PROPERTIES

Exemption

Qualifications

 

Low Income Senior Citizen

 

• Age 65 or older as of January 1st.

• Adjusted Gross Income for all household members less than $28,482. Limit is determined and adjusted each year by Florida’s Department of Revenue.

 

Long Term Resident Senior Citizen

 

• Must be eligible for Low Income Senior Citizen Exemption and reside on the property for at least 25 years.

• Property’s market value must be less than $250,000.

 

$500 Widow/Widower

 

• Un-remarried Widow or Widower as of January 1st.

 

$500 Civilian Disability/

$500 Blind

 

• Total & Permanently disabled as of January 1st.

 

$5,000 Veteran Disability

 

• Service-connected disabled veteran rated at 10% or more.

• OR Un-remarried Surviving Spouse (married at least 5 years) of Service-connected disabled veteran rated at 10% or more.

 

Veteran Total & Permanent Disability

 

• Service-connected total and permanent disabled veteran.

• OR Un-remarried Surviving Spouse of Service-connected total and permanent disabled veteran.

• OR Un-remarried Surviving Spouse of veteran who died on active duty.

 

Civilian Total & Permanent Disability

 

• Paraplegic, Hemiplegic, Total & Permanent Disability requiring use of a Wheelchair for Mobility, Legally Blind or Quadriplegic.

• Gross Income for entire household less than $27,765. Limit is determined and adjusted each year by Florida’s Department of Revenue. Income limit does not apply to Quadriplegics.

 

Deployed Military

 

• Deployed outside of the Continental US in support of a qualified Military operations during 2014 or 2015. See our website for a list of qualified operations.

 

Veteran Discount

 

• Age 65 or older as of January 1st.

• Have a combat related disability.

• Honorably discharged.

 

Surviving Spouse of First Responder who Died in the Line of Duty

 

• A surviving spouse of a first responder who died in the line of duty.

• First responder and spouse must have been permanent residents of Florida on January 1st of the year the first responder died.

 

Grandparents Living Quarters

 

• Parent or grandparent of owner must be 62 years old or older as of January 1st.

• Qualified construction or re-construction completed after January 7, 2003.

• Only applies during taxable years during which at least one such Parent or grandparent maintains his or her primary residence in living quarters within the homestead property of the owner.

 

Source: Miami Dade Property Appraiser

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