The time to file for your Texas Homestead Tax Exemption is approaching fast and here is some brief information on the Homestead Tax Exemption as well as information on how to apply.
General Residence Homestead: You may only apply for residence homestead exemptions on one property in a tax year. A homestead exemption may include up to 20 acres of land that you actually use in the residential use (occupancy) of your home. Arbitrary factors that are unrelated to that use, such as acreage limits, matching legal descriptions, and contiguous parcels, may not be considered in determining if the land qualifies. To qualify for a homestead exemption, you must own and reside in your home on January 1 of the tax year. If you temporarily move away from your home, you still can qualify for an exemption if you don’t establish another principal residence and you intend to return in a period of less than two (2) years. Homeowners in military service outside the U.S. or in a facility providing services related to health, infirmity or aging may exceed the two year period.
When Do We Apply For A Homestead Tax Exemption?
Tax Exemptions are determined by the status of the occupant on January 1st of each tax year.
To apply for a Homestead Exemption, you must be occupying the property as your homestead on January 1st of the tax year in which the exemption is granted. You can go to the links listed below to download the homestead exemption form or use the enclosed form. Simply complete the form and mail it in to get your tax savings.
Your Appraisal District will automatically send a form to all new property owners around the end of January. You have until April 30th of that same year to file this exemption. For additional information, contact your county appraisal district.
Dallas County Appraisal District: www.daDascad.org 214-631-0910
Collin County Appraisal District: www.collincad.org 972-578-5200
Denton County Appraisal District: www.dentoncad.org 972-434-2602
Tarrant County Appraisal District: www.tad.org 817-284-0024