Homestead exemptions are designed to save Texas homeowners money on their annual property tax bill. You may know that every residential homestead qualifies for a $25,000 state-mandated school exemption, lowering the taxable value of the property, but did you know that homeowners who are disabled or who are 65 or older qualify for an additional state-mandated school exemption of $10,000? And disabled veterans and certain dependents of veterans may qualify for an additional exemption.
Local entities may also offer local option homestead exemptions, which could further lower your tax liability. Please check with your local taxing entities to see if they offer a local option homestead exemption. If not, ask them to implement one!
The infographic below explains who can benefit from state-mandated school homestead exemptions and how they save Texas homeowners money. Plug in your own numbers to calculate your savings.
Watch the Senate Select Committee on Property Tax Reform & Relief’s video recap of what they heard from property owners concerned about increasing property taxes.
This infographic breaks down your property tax bill, which is based on how many taxing entities are in your area.
Watch the live stream from the Senate Select Committee on Property Tax Reform and Relief or view previously recorded sessions at any time.
This video explains how property tax rates are calculated in Texas and why those taxes can go up even through the tax rate is lower.