New Florida resident or moved within the last year? You must file for your exemptions before March 1st.
- Homestead exemption: Available to any resident of Florida who owns and lives in a home in Florida. After a 2008 constitutional amendment, Florida law now offers a $50,000 exemption, although only $25,000 exemption applies to school taxes.
- Additional homestead exemption for some Floridians age 65+: If the combined adjusted gross income for federal tax purposes for all persons residing in your household was $25,873 or less in 2008, you may also be eligible for an additional homestead exemption of up to $50,000. Some 59 of Florida’s 67 counties had enacted so-called “senior homestead exemptions” as of 2008, as well as many cities.
- Exemptions for widows and widowers, blind persons, persons with disabilities and disabled veterans: These exemptions are for from $500 to $5,000 or up. Please consult the Florida Department of Revenue web site for detailed information.