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Past News Briefs


01/15/02 - BARTOW

Any person entitled to claim Homestead Exemption may qualify to defer a portion of their property taxes or non-ad valorem assessments based on the applicant's household income for the previous year.

If household income is less than $10,000, taxes may be deferred in their entirety. If the applicant is over 70 years of age and has an annual income of less than $12,000, taxes can be deferred in their entirety.

If tax deferral is approved, it would become a first lien on the property and you must furnish fire insurance coverage with a loss payable clause to the Tax Collector. If a change in use or failure to maintain insurance or change in ownership of the property occurs, all deferred taxes plus interest are due and payable.

Applications are available in the Tax Collector's Office. The deadline for filing is January 31st of each year.


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