The best way to reduce high Texas property taxes is by filing your residential homestead exemption. This is a great opportunity for homeowners to not only reduce high Texas property taxes there is also the opportunity of reducing financial stress.
Filing this exemption is FREE of charge and simple for you to do on your own. Benefits can include hundreds of dollars in tax savings per year! This is an exemption that only needs to be filed ONCE and is typically done the January after you closed on your home.
This opportunity is available to owners who live in the specific property (this is not applicable to second homes and investment properties.)
You are eligible to file for the exemption between January 1st and April 30th on the year of which you are applying for and you must own and reside at the property as your primary residence on January 1st of the application year.
Below, are step-by-step directions on filing your residential homestead exemption. We have separated them by county as finding the necessary form(s) differs between them.
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How to File for Your Residential Homestead Exemption