If you purchased a property last year that is your principal residence, you can now file for your homestead exemption. A Homestead exemption is an application filed with the county appraisal district that removes part of your home’s value from taxation, so they lower your taxes.
For example, if your home is appraised at $35,000, and you qualify for a $15,000 exemption, you will pay taxes on the home as if it was worth only $20,000.
Effective September 1, 2011, in order to qualify for a residential homestead exemption you must provide the following to the Central Appraisal District when submitting your application:
• Texas Drivers License or State ID Card
The address on your driver’s license or state ID card MUST match the physical address of the residence for which you are applying.
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