Florida Taxes and the Homestead Exemption

The homestead exemption provision means that permanent residents don't pay taxes on the first $25,000 of their home's appraised value. You can reduce your ad valorem tax bill by seeking a homestead exemption on the first $25,000 of your home's value.To file for exemption, establish residency by Dec. 31 prior to the year you will claim exemption, then file for exemption in January or February. Contact the Sarasota County Property Appraiser at 2001 Adams Lane (941) 951-5650.

Residents of Sarasota County benefit from a property tax millage rate that is among the lowest in the state.

The state of Florida has no personal income tax!

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