Did you purchase a home in 2013? If the answer is yes, it is time to fill out the Homestead form from the county in which you bought and file between January 1, 2014 and April 30, 2014 to receive an exemption on your property taxes. Saving money is always great news!
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, 2014 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.
Mary Lynne Gibbs and The Gibbs Team would be honored to help you in any and all of your real estate needs. Please feel free to contact us for more information at 512.431.2403.
We wish you a very happy and prosperous 2014!! Happy New Year!