The Drop-Dead Deadline looms:Property Appraiser Hosts Community Outreach
Theoretically, March 1 was the last day to file for property tax exemptions.
But a recent reminder from the Broward County Property Appraiser's office discloses that the law allows late filers to procrastinate on filing until September 18.
For those seeking help -- filing homestead, disability, widow/widower, granny flat, portability, deployed military and non-profit exemptions -- the propertyappraiser's office is hosting a series of community outreach events throughout Broward County.
Deerfield Beach residents need go no further than city hall, 150 N.E. Second Ave. On July 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., deputy appraisers will be on hand to help with applications for exemptions and to answer questions about property taxes. All outreach events are open to the public, and this one is at the city hall commission chamber.
Homestead exemption applicants are asked to bring a current Florida driver license or Florida identification card as well as a current voter registratoin card or declaration of domicile and proof of permanent residency if the applicant is a non-U.S. citizen.
To qualify for the Senior Exemption, residents must be age 65 o older and have a total household adjusted gross income of no more than $27,030. Bring either a 2011 income tax return or, if income tax is not filed, a copy of the 2011 Social Security 1099 Form.
Questions? Contact email@example.com, or call 954-357-5579.
According to the property appraiser's office, "The outreach program is designed to provide convenient and accessable service to residents o Broward County,"
To file for a Homestead Exemption, bring a current Florida driver's license or a Florida identification card AND a current oter registraton card or declaration of domicile. Non-U.S. citizens must also provide proof of permanent residency.
Did you miss the March 1, 2012, deadline to timely file to any exemptions? Fortunately, Florida law allows you to "late file" for 2012 exemptions until September 18, 2012. You can also pre-file today for 2013 exemptions. This includes homestead, disability, widow/widower, granny flat, portability, deployed military and non-profit exemptions. Note: Per Section 196.011(8), Florida Statutes, we cannot accept any exemption late applications