Did you purchase a home in 2015? Is this new home your primary residence? If so, congratulations! It is now time to file for your Homestead Exemption, a tax exemption for primary home owners. The exemption is free to obtain and can save you up to 20% on your property taxes. In addition to submitting the exemption application, you may also need to provide a copy of your driver’s license showing the address of your new property and a copy of your vehicle registration with the same address. The deadline for filing your Texas Homestead Exemption is April 30th.
There is no fee to file your homestead exemption. But, please beware that you might receive an official looking letter asking for $25+ to file this exemption for you. This is not necessary.
Please see the contact information below for Travis, Williamson, Hays and Bastrop counties for the Homestead Exemption forms and instructions on filing.
Travis County – http://www.traviscad.org
Williamson County – http://www.wcad.org
Hays County – http://www.hayscad.com
Bastrop County – Call 512-303-1930 ext. 22
To qualify for the Homestead Exemption in the state of Texas, you must own your home on January 1, 2015 and it must be your principle residence.
Additionally, if you are older than 65 or a disabled veteran, you may also qualify for other exemptions. Please go to http://www.window.state.tx.us/taxinfo for more information and what exemptions you might be eligible for.
If you have any questions or need help filing your Homestead Exemption form, don’t hesitate to call or email us. We are always happy to help!