As a service to our clients, we’re providing the 2017 Homestead Exemption Forms for Travis, Williamson and Hays Counties. Just click the link to access the form you need for your property, complete the form, and return to the appraisal district before the deadline (April 30).
Travis County – includes Austin, Bee Cave, Lakeway, Manor, and Pflugerville
Hays County – includes Dripping Springs, Kyle, Buda, San Marcos, and Wimberly
Williamson County – includes Cedar Park, Georgetown, and Round Rock
*Note – Williamson County now offers online submission instead of paper filing
Homestead exemptions allow you to remove part of your home’s value from taxation, thereby saving you money on your taxes. For example, if your home is valued at $100,000 and you qualify for a $20,000 exemption, you pay taxes on your home as if it was worth only $80,000.
In order to qualify for a homestead exemption in Texas, the property must be owned by an individual (not a corporation or trust) and be used as the individual’s primary residence on January 1 of the tax year.
You may file a Homestead Exemption form with your appraisal district for the homestead exemption up to one year after the taxes on the homestead are due. Once you receive the exemption, you do not need to reapply unless specifically requested to by the appraiser’s office.
There are additional exemptions available for homeowners over the age of 65, disabled homeowners, and disabled veterans. Please contact me if you’d like advice about any of these exemptions.
Wish you had that new home to file a Homestead Exemption on? Let us help you make your homeownership dreams come true in 2017!
Feel free to contact Theresa at 512-297-3442 if you have any questions.