Williamson Central Appraisal District
            Knowledge Base Williamson Central Appraisal District Exemptions Homestead Exemptions

            Homestead Exemptions - Information & Requirements

            HOMESTEAD (HS, HOMEOWNER’S EXEMPTION): Online application  Form 50-114     Tax Code 11.13


            • Must own AND occupy as of January 1ST

            • Need copy of Texas Driver License or Texas ID which must match situs address

            • If Mailing Address is PO Box & Texas Driver License or Texas ID matches, can approve

            • If Confidential Owner, Texas Driver License or Texas ID does NOT have to match Situs

            • If Active Military, need Utility Bill & ID does NOT have to match Situs


            HOMESTEAD CAP

            • The cap applies to your homestead exemption beginning in the second year you have the exemption.

            • The homestead cap adjustment is calculated on a year to year basis.  If, in the current year, the property reflects no cap adjustment, then the current value is not higher than 10% of last year’s value.

            LATE FILING

            • When filing for the Residence Homestead exemptions, you must file an application no later than two years after the delinquency date.      


            TAX CODE 11.13(c) EXEMPTION (aka: OA, OVER 65, AGE 65 OR OLDER EXEMPTION) Form 50-114
             

            • Must own AND occupy property

            • Need copy of Texas Driver License or Texas ID which must match situs

            • Mailing Address MUST match situs address

            • Eligible the year they purchase property and at least one owner is 65

            • Can’t apply in conjunction with DP (Disabled Person)


            OVER 65 SURVIVING SPOUSE: Form 50-114 Tax Code 11.13(q)


            • Must own AND occupy property

            • The deceased spouse died in a year in which the deceased spouse qualified for the exemption

            • The surviving spouse was 55 or older when the deceased spouse died; and

            • The property was the residence homestead of the surviving spouse when the deceased spouse died and remains the residence homestead of the surviving spouse

            • Can’t apply in conjunction with DP (Disabled Person)


            DP (DISABLED PERSON):  Form 50-114      Tax Code 11.13c


            • Must own AND occupy property

            • Need copy of Texas Driver License or Texas ID which must match situs

            • Need Current Disability Benefits Letter, Medicare Card, OR Physician’s Statement showing effective date of disability

            • Can’t apply in conjunction with O65(Over 65 exemption)


            *NOTE*
            • property owner will ALSO be prompted to submit a copy of the disability benefits letter on Step 4



            100% DISABLED VETERAN (DVX): Form 50-114      Tax Code 11.131


            Must receive 100% disability benefits OR be considered unemployable by the Veteran Affairs

            • Must own AND occupy property

            • Need copy of Texas Driver License or Texas ID which must match situs address

            • Exemption is prorated on based on deed date or move-in date as long as 100% disability benefits

            was granted the same year

            • Need 100% Disability Benefits Letter-letter must be current with effective date of disability

            • If veteran sales or moves to another property the exemption will be prorated off based on deed date


            *Please note that the exemptions listed above are the most requested, there are others on the Homestead application, see Homestead application for further details.


            FOR DISABLED VETERAN WITH A DISABILITY RATING LESS THAN 100% - SEE FORM 50-135



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