A property owner may be eligible for additional exemptions. In order to qualify for the following additional exemptions, you must have a homestead exemption on your property.
To qualify, you must be 65 or older and your adjusted gross income must meet a maximum level that is adjusted annually by Florida's Department of Revenue. The income limitation amount is available from my office in mid-January of each year. The current income limit is $31,100. This does not include tax-exempt bond interest or non-taxable social security income. You will be asked to provide a copy of your Federal 1040 Tax Form or your Social Security 1099 Form.
The additional benefit for qualified seniors applies only to taxes levied by the following authorities. The county's senior exemption does not apply to other taxing authorities, such as the school district and other municipalities.
Town of Haverhill
Town of Loxahatchee Groves
Village of Wellington
Palm Beach County
City of Boynton Beach
City of Lake Worth Beach
Town of Lantana
City of Palm Beach Gardens
Village of Palm Springs
Town of Jupiter
Village of Royal Palm Beach
Florida grants an additional $500 exemption to widows and widowers. You will be asked to submit a copy of the deceased spouse’s death certificate. If the surviving spouse remarries, they are no longer eligible to receive the additional exemption.
(also known at the Granny Flat Exemption)
Homesteaded property owners who add living quarters for a parent or grandparent can apply to have all or part of the value of this new construction deducted from the assessment.
Full or partial exemptions are available for individuals with the following disabilities:
- Legally Blind
- Total and Permanent Disability, Confined to Wheelchair
- Total and Permanent Disability, Not Confined to Wheelchair
Some of these exemptions have income limitations.
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