Texas Homestead Exemption Time

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With the new year upon us, it’s the perfect time for all homeowners to check that your Texas Homestead Exemption is in place. This applies to those who purchased homes last year and those who never got around to filing one. A Texas Homestead Exemption is an easy and free way to save money on your annual property taxes. Love it!

New Homeowner: Filing Texas Homestead Exemption

Did you buy a new home last year? It’s time to file your Homestead Exemption in Texas. It’s an easy and free way to save money on your annual property taxes. Love it!

In Texas, eligibility requires you to live in your home on Jan. 1. Only after that time can you file the necessary paperwork. Who knew?! That means you are now eligible to file your Texas Homestead Exemption.

Filing Texas Homestead Exemption

Filing your homestead exemption is easy and can be done online or by mail.

You will need to have a copy of your driver’s license, showing your new address, to complete your homestead exemption. A temporary license will work as well.

Andy Tuttle on Texas Homestead Exemption

Check out this video from Andy Tuttle of The Tuttle Group to learn more about Texas Homestead Exemptions. He explains the benefits of filing a Homestead Exemption in Texas.

Benefits of Filing Your Texas Homestead Exemption

  • Property Tax Relief: A homestead exemption helps you save money on the property taxes you owe. An exemption removes part of the assessed value of your property from taxation, lowering the amount of taxes you owe.
  • Protection: Filing your homestead exemption can protect your primary residence in the case of financial hardship, such as the death of a spouse.

Homeowner 1+ Years

If you have been in your home more than one year, now is the time to check that your paperwork is in place. If it isn’t – or if you haven’t filed your paperwork ever – don’t worry! It’s not too late. Simply follow the steps above.

Texas Homestead Exemption Questions?

If you have any questions, the best thing to do is contact the Texas Appraisal District in your area. Here is a handy directory listing all of the offices for the Texas Appraisal District.

Cheers to a Texas Homestead Exemption savings in 2017!

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