If you bought a home in 2018, you should be getting ready to file your Texas Homestead Exemption! This exemption allows homeowners to reduce the taxes owed on their home by a percentage or dollar amount and is available to any homeowner who is a) living in their home as of January 1st, and b) is using the home as a primary residence (exceptions apply for those 65 years and older and those with disabilities - please see below). It's free to apply and the deadline is April 30th. The homestead exemption is a necessary step for anyone wanting to save money on their taxes - so how do you file?
COMPLETE THE APPLICATION
Your first step is completing the homestead exemption application for your county of residence. If you are over 65 or disabled, be