Annual reduction of $25,000 on the taxable value of your home
Texas mandates a $25,000 exemption for school district taxes. For example, if your home is appraised at $100,000, you will pay school taxes on the home as if it was worth only $75,000. What does this mean? Depending on your tax rate, annual savings of up to $500.
Caps the increase in your home's taxable value at 10%
A homestead prevents your home’s taxable value from increasing more than 10% each year. What does this mean? Even more savings and providing “Tax insurance” on a giant or unexpected increase.
Allows you to file your property tax protest online
Protesting your property taxes is an additional strategy to further lower your property taxes, and many counties now allow homeowners to file their property tax protest online - but only if they have their homestead exemption. What does this mean? With your homestead exemption you can now file your property tax protest from the convenience of your home.
Even if you didn't file your homestead this year, there's still time to save money!
You may file for any homestead exemption up to one year after the delinquency date. The delinquency date is normally February 1st. This means you could be entitled to an extra $1,350 from your county's tax assessor. Filing a homestead exemption not only saves you money this year when you pay your property taxes, but it could also put money back in your pocket!
Am I eligible for a homestead?
RealValueIQ can file your homestead exemption for you if you can answer "yes" to ALL of these questions about your home:
Your place of residence since January 1, 2017?
Your principal place of residence?
Matches the address on your driver’s license?
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