Not many people get excited to pay property taxes, especially when you live in one of the fastest and hottest real estate growing cities in the U.S,- every year can look more expensive. That's why, we, at the Austin House Company, want to make sure you remember to file your homestead exemption in order to save your hard earned money.
If you want to take full advantage of the tax savings when you apply for a Homestead Exemption, you'll have to file between Jan. 1, 2021- April 30, 2021. But remember, you currently have to own and occupy the home and state it as your primary residence (you then cannot claim a homestead on any other property). We've listed some more important information you'll want to know about the Homestead Exemption below. And remember, Texas is a non-disclosure state*, so if you get asked your purchase price, don't do it. You are under no obligation to disclose. There are a variety of other criteria that you need to meet in order to qualify for the Homestead Exemption.
Click here to read about some of the details surrounding the Homestead Exemption process.
Want to know how to qualify for a Homestead Exemption? Click here to read about some of the details surrounding the Homestead Exemption process.
Listen in at last years video from our founder, Israel Gutierrez, as he explains how to file yours.
Exemptions for those over 65 & People with Disabilities
There are some additional details relating to those over 65 or with disabilities that may yield more savings. To read about exemptions, limitations and special instructions for homeowners age 65 and over and homeowners with disabilities click here.
Exemptions for Disabled Veteran Homeowners
If you're a disabled Veteran or a disabled Veteran's spouse click here for additional information.
If you have questions about filing a Homestead Exemption this year or any other property tax related question, don't hesitate to reach out to us. You can also call our office at (512) 299-3809 or message us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.