Don't Forget - Your Homestead Exemption Form
Just a friendly reminder to fill out your homestead exemption form!
The homestead exemption reduces a portion of the assessed value which lowers your tax bill. In order to qualify for the online Homestead Exemption or any other exceptions, the property owner must have owned and occupied the property as of January 1st for the current tax year.
This property must also be your principal residence and you may not claim another homestead on another piece of property. Property purchased after January 1st of the tax year would not qualify for the online homestead exemption filing for the current year. Requirements are state issued Drivers License or Identification card showing your current physical address.
You must file an Application for Residential Homestead Exemption with the county appraisal district between January 1 and April 30 of the tax year -- up to one year after you pay your taxes. During the year, if you turn 65 or become disabled, you must apply for the 65 or older or disabled exemption no later than one year from the qualification date. Once you receive the exemption, you do not need to reapply unless the chief appraiser sends you a new application. In that case you must file the new application..
You can view more information on the homestead exemption notice here: Texas Property Tax Exemptions
To view the online application you can click here: Bexar County Homestead Exemption Application.
Of course, if you have any questions, need additional information, or need a copy of your settlement statement from last years transaction please do not hesitate to contact me at the contact information provided below!
SR. VICE PRESIDENT, REALTOR
AT KUPER SOTHEBYS INTERNATIONAL REALTY