Homestead exemptions remove part of your home’s value from taxation. If you want to receive a homestead exemption for the taxes on your home, the home must first qualify as a residence homestead on January 1 of the year in which you are applying.
There are two requirements:
You must own your home on January 1. (If you are over 65,and/or disabled the January 1 ownership and residency are not required.)
You must use the home as your principal residence on January 1.
A state law that took effect on September 1, 2011 has changed proof of residency requirements for homeowners applying for the property tax homestead exemption.
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Homestead Exemptions are due by April 30th
CLICK HERE for the Travis County Form
CLICK HERE for the Williamson County Form
CLICK HERE for a list of appraisal districts.
CLICK HERE to download application for “Residence Homestead Exemption Application Form”.