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Hurricane Damage? You May Qualify for a Property Tax Rebate. APPLY
Will You Benefit?
Will you benefit? Run the estimator (3hxestimator.org) to find out if you will receive any exemption benefit from the proposed 3rd Homestead Exemption (additional $25,000) that will be on the ballot for the November 6, 2018 General Election.
The 2018 Florida Legislature enacted a law providing a reimbursement of property taxes for
homesteaded property damaged or destroyed by Hurricanes Hermine
or Matthew in the 2016 calendar year, or Hurricane Irma
in the 2017 calendar year. To be eligible for reimbursement, the homesteaded property must be determined
“uninhabitable”, that is, the homesteaded property could not be used or occupied for the purpose for which
it was constructed for a period of 30 days or more during the calendar year that the hurricane occurred
as evidenced by documentation. The owner of the property must file a sworn application with the Property
Appraiser’s office by March 1, 2019. Florida law provides that a claim for abatement is waived if the
application is not filed by this date. The Florida Department of Revenue provides a form with instructions: