The Florida Constitution and other Florida law provide significant benefits and protections to the owners of Florida homestead property.
Homestead Property Tax Exemption
If you are a Florida resident, consider filing the DR-501 form called "Original Application for Homestead and Related Tax Exemptions" This form and request may entitle you to exempt up to $50,000 of the value of your homestead from Florida Property taxes. This form is available on the Florida Department of Revenue web page.
Save our Homes Assessment Limitation and Portability Transfer
If you are moving from one Florida homestead to another Florida homestead, consider filing form DR-501T called "Transfer of Homestead Assessment Difference." This form and request may entitle you to transfer your homestead assessment difference from your former homestead to your next homestead.This form is available on the Florida Department of Revenue web page.
Florida Constitution Protects Homestead Property Following Death
If you are inheriting Florida homestead property, you may be entitled to claim that the homestead is exempt from some of the decedent's creditors, by asking the probate court to determine that the property is homestead property. A probate attorney can help you with this.
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