The Citrus County Residence Appraiser’s Place of work is pretty passionate about our military veterans. Our firm not long ago turned a Purple Heart Entity on Feb. 22, 2022, the same working day as Gen. George Washington’s 290th birthday.

Our office environment family members is made up of military veterans, armed service spouses, and armed service mother and father whose children are lively responsibility, deployed, or retired military services. We are exceptionally honored to represent our veteran local community.

Our House Appraiser’s Workplace handles various property tax exemptions for disabled veterans, surviving spouses of military services veterans, and deployed armed service users. By way of Florida Statute, these exemptions will reduce house taxes on a homestead residence. Underneath is a list of residence exemptions allowable by Florida Statutes:

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Florida Statute 196.24: tax exemption for veterans awarded 10 per cent (or bigger) army disability or the surviving spouse of explained veteran. To qualify for this exemption, the disabled veteran should create evidence of incapacity reflecting an honorable discharge with 10 p.c (or larger) disability. The value of the exemption is a $5,000 reduction off of the assessed value of the veteran’s homestead home. An un-remarried, surviving partner of such a disabled veteran is also entitled to the exemption with the exact evidence of incapacity.

Florida Statute 196.082: tax exemption for beat disabled veterans who are age 65 and older or the surviving husband or wife of described veteran. To qualify for this exemption the veteran will have to have a fight-connected disability of 10 per cent (or greater), exhibit proof of age as of Jan. 1 of the year to which the discounted will utilize, offer an official letter from the United States Division of Veterans Affairs which states the percentage of the veteran’s assistance-connected disability and proof moderately figuring out the disability as overcome-connected, and a duplicate of the veteran’s honorable discharge paperwork.

If the partly or thoroughly and completely disabled veteran predeceases his or her husband or wife and if, on the dying of the veteran, the partner retains the lawful or valuable title to the homestead and forever resides thereon as specified in Florida Statute 196.031, the price cut from ad valorem tax that the veteran obtained carries over to the profit of the veteran’s husband or wife right up until these kinds of time as he or she remarries or sells or if not disposes of the assets. If the husband or wife sells or if not disposes of the home, a price cut not to exceed the greenback amount granted from the most modern advert valorem tax roll may be transferred to his or her new residence, as prolonged as it is used as his or her most important residence and he or she does not remarry.

Florida Statute 196.081: tax exemption for veterans with a assistance-related total and long term incapacity exemption for veteran or the surviving partner of a veteran who died while on lively duty. To qualify, the veteran who was honorably discharged with a company-linked complete and long lasting disability, or the partner or surviving husband or wife need to develop a letter of whole and long lasting disability from the United States government or United States Department of Veterans Affairs or its predecessor just before the assets appraiser of the county in which residence of the veteran lies that is owned and utilised as their homesteaded residence.

If the entirely and forever disabled veteran predeceases his or her partner and if, upon the demise of the veteran, the partner retains the legal or valuable title to the homestead and permanently resides thereon as specified in Florida Condition Statute 196.031, the exemption from taxation carries more than to the gain of the veteran’s wife or husband till this sort of time as he or she remarries or sells or usually disposes of the residence. If the partner sells the home, an exemption not to exceed the quantity granted from the most new advertisement valorem tax roll might be transferred to his or her new residence, as prolonged as it is utilised as his or her key home and he or she does not remarry.

Florida Statute 196.173: tax exemption intended to support deployed army assistance associates. An qualified services member who seeks to declare the added tax exemption ought to file an application for exemption with the property appraiser on or right before March 1 of the 12 months adhering to the year of the qualifying deployment. The DR-501M kind need to call for a servicemember to contain or connect evidence of a qualifying deployment, the dates of that deployment, and other information and facts necessary to verify eligibility for and the quantity of the exemption. The sum of the exemption is equivalent to the taxable value of the homestead of the servicemember on Jan. 1 of the calendar year in which the exemption is sought multiplied by the amount of times that the company member was on a qualifying deployment in the previous calendar year and divided by the number of times in that 12 months.

Our place of work is obtainable to guide you with these navy exemptions for home tax discounts. If you have any concerns, make sure you truly feel free to call our Client Services Office at 352-341-6600, or, all through business enterprise hrs, you can question thoughts by way of our chat characteristic online at

Cregg Dalton is the Citrus County Home Appraiser.