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Florida Program Eligibility

Property Tax-Aide features widely available property tax relief programs in Florida, including those that local governments may have expanded to include additional benefits for older residents. They are Homestead Exemption, Senior Low-Income Citizen Exemption (available in certain counties and municipalities), Long-Term Resident Senior Citizen Exemption (available in certain counties and municipalities), and Property Tax Deferral.

The information on this page is updated as new information becomes available by the relevant tax agencies.

 

Read more about property tax relief programs in your area.

Homestead Exemption

Property owners that live in the home as their permanent residence may be eligible to receive a Homestead Exemption. The first exemption of $25,000 applies to all property taxes, including school district taxes. An additional exemption up to $25,000 applies to the assessed value between $50,000 and $75,000. This exemption applies to non-school taxes.

By having a Homestead Exemption, the assessed value of the property cannot increase by more than 3% each year, regardless of the market value.

Application Deadline

  • Applications are submitted to the county property appraiser on or before March 1 of the current tax year.
  • Some counties allow for electronic filing.
  • The exemption automatically renews each year as long as there is no change in the title and continue to reside in the home.
  • If you move, you have to apply for the exemption on the new property.

Senior Low-Income Citizen Exemption

An additional exemption up to $50,000 may be available for homeowners who have or are eligible for and are applying for the Homestead Exemption. This exemption is available to those 65 or over with income below an annually-adjusted income limit.
By local option, the county and other jurisdiction may adopt this additional exemption. The amount of exemption is set by each jurisdiction.

To determine if this program has been adopted for county and other taxing jurisdiction, contact your county appraiser.

Application Deadline

  • Filing period for the additional exemption in those places that have the exemption is January 1 through March 1
  • Annual application is required.

Long-Term Resident Senior Citizen Exemption

The Long-term Senior Residency Exemption exempts the ad valorem taxes for qualified residents of counties and cities which have adopted the program.

Application Deadline

  • Filing period for the long-term exemption in those places that have adopted the exemption is January 1 through March 1
  • Annual application is required.

Property Tax Deferral Program

Property Tax Deferral program is available to homeowners who are eligible for the Homestead Exemption. The amount that can be deferred is based on the age and adjusted gross income of all members of the household.

Application Deadline

Application for deferral (DR-570) must be submitted to the Tax Collector by March 31, the year after the assessment.

Property Tax-Aide has independently selected the property tax relief programs featured on this website that we think are the most relevant and beneficial to older adults. It is not an exhaustive list of all property tax relief programs available in each state. Please consult your local tax agency for a comprehensive listing of property tax relief programs in your area.

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