Homestead Tax Exemption
Any homeowner in Texas (not a business) can apply for this exemption for their primary residence. It cannot be applied to investment property or second homes.
To apply, you must fill out Application Form 15-114 and present a currently valid driver’s license or TX State ID, with the address matching the property you are applying for the exemption.
Disability Tax Exemption
You may qualify for this exemption if you receive benefits under the Federal Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance program.
You cannot receive an over 65 Tax Exemption if you are receiving a Disability Exemption.
Over 65 Tax Exemption
This exemption can be added to your primary residence when you turn 65.
It can also be extended to a spouse over 55 upon the death of the applicant.
Disabled Veteran's Exemption
You may qualify if you are a veteran who is classified as disabled by the VA or your service branch.
Your disability must be service related and you must be a Texas resident.
A surviving spouse who is not remarried and a dependent child may qualify for this exemption.
A client of ours who bought a house last year received this very official-looking document in the mail. He asked me about it, not sure what it was for. It looks like a very important document from the state, or so it seems. It is a SCAM, a way to collect money under false pretense.
There is no charge to file for a Homestead Tax exemption. And all primary residences in Texas are covered by state Homestead Protection laws. Homestead laws protect homeowners from losing their primary residences in bankruptcy or from lawsuits. You do not have to file any documents to have this kind of asset protected under the law.