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The Tax Estimator provides an approximate amount of taxes that may be due on a property.

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The Tax Comparison allows you to view a property's tax information for the current and previous year and lists changes by taxing district.

Senior Citizen Exemption

The Senior Exemption is an additional property tax benefit available to homeowners 65 and older, who meet certain income limitation requirements.

To qualify for this exemption homeowners must meet the following criteria:

  1. The property must qualify for a homestead exemption
  2. At least one homeowner must be 65 as of January 1
  3. Total ‘Household Adjusted Gross Income’ for everyone who lives on the Property cannot exceed statutory limits.

Florida Property Tax Valuation and Income Limitation Rates

Amendment 11

Additional homestead exemption for low-income seniors who maintain long-term residency on property. Effective as of 2013, a new law authorizes cities and counties to grant additional homestead property tax relief to low-income seniors who have lived in their home for at least 25 years.

Homeowners who meet the following requirements are eligible:

  • Age 65 and older
  • Have a household Adjusted Gross Income less than $27,994 (This income limit typically excludes social security benefits). Persons who file a Federal Income Tax Return should review the Adjusted Gross Income line on their return, to determine their adjusted gross income
  • Own a home with a market value of less than $250,000
  • Have lived in the home for at least 25 years

This exemption benefit is a “Local Option” which means county and city governments can decide whether or not to implement its provisions. To apply, please complete both of the following forms:

DR-501Adobe Reader and DR-501SCWord Logo

So far, the following Taxing authorities have adopted this new exemption:

  • Bay Harbor Islands
  • City of Homestead
  • Cutler Bay
  • Hialeah
  • Hialeah Gardens
  • Medley
  • Miami
  • Miami Beach
  • Miami-Dade County
  • Miami Lakes
  • North Bay Village
  • North Miami
  • Opa-Locka
  • Palmetto Bay
  • Pinecrest
  • Virginia Gardens

The Additional homestead exemption for low-income seniors who maintain long-term residency on property will be automatically renewed annually. However, homeowners benefiting from this exemption must notify the Property Appraiser’s Office if they no longer meet the eligibility requirements.

Automatic Renewal receipts are mailed by February with income limit information.   If you no longer qualify for this exemption, sign the cancelation portion of the renewal receipt and return by March 1st to:

PO BOX 013140
Miami, FL 33140

Notice: If you qualify for this new additional exemption you likely qualify for the regular senior exemption.

Senior Renewals

As of 2013 the senior exemption will be automatically renewed annually. However, homeowners benefiting from this exemption must notify the Property Appraiser’s Office if they no longer meet the eligibility requirements.

Automatic Renewal receipts are mailed by February with income limit information. If you no longer qualify for the senior exemption, sign the cancel portion of the renewal receipt and return by March 1st to:

PO BOX 013140
Miami, FL 33140

Applying for the First time

Applicants who meet the criteria must file an application (DR-501SC) by March 1st. Proof of income such as Federal Income Tax Returns and Social Security Statements are required to determine eligibility.

Applications are due by March 1st. Supporting income is due no later than June 1st.

See how much you can save with your Senior Citizen Exemption.

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