Homestead Tax Exemptions for Veterans: Any real estate owned and used as a homestead by a Veteran is exempt from taxation.
Eligibility: Veteran must have been honorably discharged and have a rated service-connected, permanent and total disability; the Veteran must be a permanent resident of the state on January 1 of the tax year for which exemption is being claimed.
Homestead Tax Exemptions for Veteran’s Surviving Spouse: If, upon the death of the Veteran, the Spouse holds the legal or beneficial title to the homestead and permanently resides there, the exemption from taxation carries over to the benefit of the Veteran’s Spouse until such time as he or she remarries, sells, or otherwise disposes of the property.
If the Spouse sells the property, an exemption not to exceed the amount granted from the most recent ad valorem tax roll may be transferred to the new residence as long as it is used as the primary residence and the Spouse does not remarry.
Homestead Property Tax Discount For Veterans Age 65 and Older With a Combat Related Disability: A Veteran who is disabled, 65 or older, and owns homestead property may qualify for a property tax discount based on their percentage of disability. This discount is in addition to any other exemptions veterans now receive.
Eligibility: To be eligible, the Veteran must have been honorably discharged from military service and be partially disabled with a permanent service-connected disability, at least part of which is combat-related.
Homestead Tax Exemptions for Surviving Spouse of Member of Armed Forces Who Died From Service-Connected Causes While On Active Duty: Any real estate owned and used as a homestead by the surviving Spouse of a member of the Armed Forces who died from service-connected causes while on active duty is exempt from taxation if the member was a permanent resident of this state on January 1 of the year in which the member died.
Homestead Property Tax Exemption (10% to 100% BUT not Permanent in nature): Eligible, resident Veterans with a VA certified service-connected disability of 10% or greater shall be entitled to a $5,000 homestead property tax exemption.
Eligibility: To qualify for homestead exemption, a Veteran must be a bona fide resident of the state. The Veteran must establish this exemption with the county tax official in the county in which the Veteran resides by providing documentation of this disability from the VA.
If the benefit is in effect at the time of death of the Veteran, the benefit will carry over to the un-remarried Spouse who had been married to the deceased Veteran for at least five years. If the Spouse sells the property, an exemption not to exceed the amount granted in the most recent ad valorem tax roll may be transferred to the new residence if used as the primary residence.
EVERY person who is entitled to homestead exemption is this state and who is serving in any branch of the Armed Forces of the U.S. may file a claim for homestead exemption.
Service personnel entitled to homestead exemption in this state, and who are unable to file in person may file through next of kin or a duly authorized representative.
Real Estate Tax Exemption for Disabled Veterans: Veterans who are paraplegic, hemiplegics, permanently and totally disabled, must use a wheelchair for mobility, or are legally blind, are exempt from real estate taxation if gross annual household income does not exceed the adjusted maximum allowed. Check with local property appraiser to determine if gross annual household income qualifies.
Eligibility: The Veteran must be a resident of the State of Florida to qualify. Certificate of such disability from two licensed doctors from Florida or from the VA or an award letter from the Social Security Administration to the property appraiser is prima facie evidence of entitlement to such exemption.
Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs