Exemptions

Exemptions

Homestead

Homestead exemption is one of the greatest benefit for homeowners in Citrus County.  This exemption could provide you with an approximate annual savings of $500.

Every Person who:

·         owns real property in Citrus County  on January 1,

·         makes the property his or her permanent residence,

·         and files an application which must include all required documents

 

may receive a property tax exemption up to $50,000. The first $25,000 applies to all property taxes. The added $25,000 applies to assessed value over $50,000 and only to non-school taxes.

The deadline filing date for Homestead exemption is March 1st of the year in which you wish the exemption to begin. Homeowners who owned and occupied their residence after January 1 are encouraged to pre-file an application for the next year.

Save Our Home (SOH)

Beginning the year after you receive homestead exemption, the assessment on your home cannot increase by more than the lesser of the change in the Consumer Price Index or 3 percent each year, no matter how much the just value increases. If you have moved from one Florida homestead to another within the last two years, you may be eligible to take some of your SOH savings with you..

Added Benefits Available for Qualified Homestead Properties

 

Amount

Qualifications

Forms and Documents

Statute

Exemptions

Widowed

$500

 

Death certificate of spouse

196.202

Blind

$500

 

Florida Physician, DVA*, or SSA**

196.202

Totally and Permanently Disabled

$500

Disabled

Florida Physician, DVA*, or SSA**

196.202

All taxes

Quadriplegic

2 Florida Physicians or DVA*

196.101

All taxes

Hemiplegic, paraplegic, wheelchair required for mobility, or legally blind Limited income

DR-416, DR-416B, or letters from 2 Florida Physicians (For the legally blind, one can be an optometrist.)

Letter from DVA*, and DR-501A, household income

196.101

Veterans and First Responders Exemptions and Discount

Disabled veteran discount, age 65

and older

% of disability

Combat-related disability

Proof of age, DR-510DV Proof of disability, DVA*, or US government

196.082

Veteran, service connected disability 10% or more

$5,000

Veteran or surviving spouse of at least 5 years

Proof of disability, DVA*, or US government

196.24

Veteran confined to wheelchair,

service-connected,

totally disabled

All taxes

Veteran or surviving spouse

Proof of disability, DVA*, or US government

196.091

Service-connected, totally and permanently

disabled veteran or

surviving spouse

All taxes

Veteran or surviving spouse

Proof of disability, DVA*, or US government

 

196.081

Surviving spouse of veteran who died while on active duty

All taxes

Surviving spouse

Letter attesting to the veteran’s death while on active duty

196.081

Surviving spouse of first responder who died in the line of duty

All taxes

Surviving spouse

Letter attesting to the first responder’s death in the line of duty

196.081

Deployed Military

% of days deployed prior calendar year

Prior year deployment

Please call or visit for additional information

196.173

Department of Revenue (DR) forms are available at ‚Äčhttp://dor.myflorida.com/dor/property/forms/.

*DVA is the US Department of Veterans Affairs or its predecessor. **SSA is the Social Security Administration

This does not contain all the requirement that determine your eligibility for an exemption/discount. Contact our office for further information.