By: S. Brendan Lynch
March 1st is the deadline for filing all property tax exemption applications in the state of Florida. No matter in which of the 67 Florida counties you own property, please be certain that any property tax exemptions you may be entitled to are taken care of by submitting applications to the Property Appraiser no later than the deadline date. This includes the entire array of property tax exemptions including, but not limited to: homestead; agricultural classification; charitable; educational; religious; senior living; etc. If you have been receiving exemptions for prior years, you may not be required to fill out an annual application, but make sure that lack of requirement of annual renewal is confirmed with the respective Property Appraiser’s office.
If you have any questions about property taxes, including exemption/classification applications, please contact S. Brendan Lynch in the firm’s Tax Group. Additionally, this Group regularly works with property owners on denials of exemption applications, from the Value Adjustment Board (VAB) stage through filing a civil suit challenging an adverse decision by the VAB.