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Florida-Miami Dade County

You may be eligible to receive money back

Homeowners and renters may be missing out on millions of dollars in tax relief. AARP Foundation Property Tax-Aide is a free program that helps eligible homeowners and renters apply for property tax relief.

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Florida-Miami Dade County Program Overview

We’re sorry, we’re unable to provide assistance at this time. Keep reading to learn more about eligibility requirements and deadlines for property tax refunds and credits in your state. You can find more resources here.

State law allows Florida homeowners to claim up to a $50,000 Homestead Exemption on their primary residence. The first $25,000 of this exemption applies to all taxing authorities. The second $25,000 excludes School Board taxes and applies to properties with assessed values greater than $50,000. In Miami-Dade County, older adults may be eligible for additional property tax benefits through a Senior Citizen Exemption or Long-Term Resident Senior Exemption.

Homestead Deduction

Eligibility

  • Permanent Florida residency required on January 1
  • Renting out your property may jeopardize being eligible for a Homestead Exemption

Application Deadline

Application due to property appraiser by March 1.

Required Documentation

  • Homestead Exemption application, Form DR-501

Senior Citizen Exemption

Eligibility

  • The property must qualify for a homestead exemption
  • At least one homeowner must be 65 years old as of January 1
  • Household income for 2021 cannot exceeds $32,561 when applying in 2022

Application Deadline

File each year with the property appraiser by March 1.

Required Documentation

  • Adjusted Gross Household Income Sworn Statement and Return, Form DR-501SC
  • To establish over 65, submit one of the following: Certified copy of a birth certificate; Florida Drivers License or Identification Card; Permanent Resident Card; Marriage certificate; Certified school records; Certified census records; or Life insurance policy in effect longer than 2 years

Long-Term Resident Senior Exemption

Eligibility

  • The property must qualify for a homestead exemption
  • At least one homeowner must be 65 years old as of January 1
  • Household income for 2021 cannot exceeds $32,561 when applying in 2022
  • Have lived in the home for at least 25 years
  • The just value (not assessed value) of property must be less than $250,000, in the first year that the owner applies

Application Deadline

Permanent Florida residency required on January 1. Application due to property appraiser by March 1.

Required Documentation

  • Original Application for Homestead and Related Tax Exemptions, Form DR-501 and Adjusted Gross Household Income Sworn Statement and Return, Form DR-501SC
  • To establish over 65, submit one of the following: Certified copy of a birth certificate; Florida Drivers License or Identification Card; Permanent Resident Card; Marriage certificate; Certified school records; Certified census records; or Life insurance policy in effect longer than 2 years

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