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WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION?
The main benefit is
that it reduces your tax burden.
Currently there is up to a $25,000 exemption on the assessed
value of your primary residence, or approximately $437 off of your tax bill.
WHAT WILL THE BENEFITS OF HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION BE IF
AMENDMENT 1 PASSES?
The main benefit is
that it will increase your tax relief.
If AMENDMENT 1 passes,
the exemption on the value of your primary residence may go up to $50,000.
($437 on the 1st $25,000, plus, $248 on the 2nd $25,000,
which totals $685 off your tax bill)
are two key differences between this new exemption and the existing exemption:
- The new
exemption applies to the value of the homestead between $50,000
and $75,000. Placing the additional exemption on the third
$25,000 of value ensures that most homesteads will continue to pay some
amount of property tax.
- The additional $25,000 exemption does not
apply to school district levies. By contrast, the existing homestead exemption
does apply to school tax levies. The new exemption offers fewer savings
than the original exemption, because it does not shield homeowners from
school district levies.”
ADDITIONAL HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION
- This property tax reform proposal calls for increasing the homestead
exemption from $25,000 to $50,000. The original $25,000 homestead exemption
will continue to apply to all ad valorem tax levies. The additional $25,000
homestead exemption will apply to all ad valorem tax levies except school district levies.
Here's how this proposal will work:
the first $25,000 of a property's value is exempt from ad valorem taxes. Under
the proposal, there is no additional exemption for property with a value of
between $25,001 and $50,000. The exemption will remain at $25,000 for a
property with a value of up to $50,000.
Beginning at a market value of $50,001 and continuing through a market value of
$75,000, the new homestead exemption will increase dollar-for-dollar with the
increase in the value of the property.
A property with a $50,000 market value will receive a homestead exemption of
A property with a $60,000 market value will receive a homestead exemption of
A property with a $75,000 market value will receive a homestead exemption of
The maximum homestead exemption a property can receive is $50,000. All other
exemptions that are currently applicable will remain in effect. The typical tax
savings for a homestead property with a value of $75,000 or more will be between
$437* and $578*
for the current $25,000, and $248* and $389* on the additional $25,000, or a total savings of
anywhere between $685* and $976*.
*These figures are dependant on the current millage rates for the
jurisdiction your property is located in.
If your property is valued at $100,000 and you live in
Clewiston, your tax relief is as follows:
Value Savings/25000 Accumulated Savings
1st $25,000 $578.36 $578.36
2nd $25,000 0 $578.36
3rd $25,000 $389.40 $967.76
4th $25,000 0 $967.76
*This does not include any other
exemption or benefit you may already have, or may qualify for.
THE ADDITIONAL $25,000 HOMESTEAD
EXEMPTION ONLY APPLIES TO QUALIFIED FLORIDA RESIDENTS.
IF YOU CURRENTLY HAVE HOMESTEAD
EXEMPTION YOU NEED NOT APPLY.