If you purchased a home in Texas in 2015, you can save a lot of money on your taxes by filing your Property Tax Exemptions. This is NOT done for you at closing.
You file the paperwork with the appraisal district in the county where the home is located, and you have from January 1- April 30 to get your exemption filed.
Once you apply, you do not need to reapply each year, unless something changes like if you move or you become qualified for another exemption.
Take a look at the available exemptions:
- General Residence Homestead Exemption— If this is your primary residence, you own it, and you do not claim another property for this exemption, you can claim this.
- Disabled Person Exemption
- Age 65 or Older (Many people forget this one!!)
- Surviving Spouse of Individual Who Qualified for Age 65 or Older
- 100% Disabled Veteran’s Exemption
- Surviving Spouse Of Disabled Veteran Who Qualified or Would Have Qualified for the 100% Disabled Veteran’s Exemption
- Donated Residence Homestead of Partially Disabled Veteran
- Surviving Spouse of Disabled Veteran who Qualified for the Donated Residence Homestead Exemption
- Surviving Spouse of Member of Armed Forces Killed in Action