Understanding and Applying for Homestead Tax Exemptions in Houston, Texas
As a homeowner, there's a variety of ways you can save money on your property taxes. One of the most effective methods in Texas is the Homestead Tax Exemption. At The Weaver Realty Group, we're committed to helping you understand and take advantage of these savings.
A homestead exemption removes part of your home's value from taxation, thus lowering your taxes. For example, if your home is valued at $200,000, and you qualify for a $20,000 exemption, you pay taxes on the home as if it were worth only $180,000.
To qualify for the Homestead Tax Exemption in Houston, Texas, you must fulfill the following criteria:
- You must own your home on January 1 of the tax year.
- It must be your primary residence.
- You cannot claim homestead exemptions on other property, even if it's in a different state.
How to Apply
Applying for the Homestead Tax Exemption is simple:
- Download the Homestead Exemption application form [here].
- Fill it out with the necessary details.
- Submit it to the Harris County Appraisal District by April 30th.
Don't miss out on this valuable opportunity to save on your property taxes. If you need assistance with the application process or have any questions about the Homestead Tax Exemption, feel free to contact our team at The Weaver Realty Group. We're here to make homeownership in Houston, Texas, as beneficial for you as possible.