GENERAL RESIDENCE HOMESTEAD
You may qualify for this exemption if: (1) you owned this property on Jan. 1; (2) you occupied it as your principal residence on Jan. 1; and (3) you and your spouse do not claim a residence homestead exemption on any other property.
(Tax Code Section 11.13(a), (b))
AGE 65 OR OLDER
In addition to the exemptions provided in 11.13(a), (b), General Residence Homestead, you may qualify for this exemption if you are 65 years of age or older. This exemption is effective Jan. 1 of the tax year in which you become age 65. You cannot receive a disability exemption if you receive this exemption.
(Tax Code Section 11.13(c), (d))
To qualify for this exemption, you must be under a disability for purposes of payment of disability benefits under federal Old-Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance Act or meet the definition of disabled in that act. To establish your eligibility, attach copies of either: (1) currently dated disability letters from two different doctors; or (2) a currently dated award letter from Social Security Administration that states the date you became disabled.
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Exemptions For Veterans
100% DISABLED VETERAN
You may qualify for this exemption if you are a disabled veteran who receives from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs or its successor: (1) 100 percent disability compensation due to a service- connected disability; and (2) a rating of 100 percent disabled or individual unemployability. Attach a copy of your current award letter or other document from the Department of Veterans Affairs showing 100% compensation due to a service-connected disability, including effective date of service connected disability and a rating of 100% disabled or of individual unemployability. This exemption is immediate upon qualification for the applicable portion of the tax year. (Tax Code Section 11.131(b))
SURVIVING SPOUSE OF DISABLED VETERAN
You may qualify for this exemption if you were married to a disabled veteran who qualified for an exemption under Tax Code Section 11.131(b) at the time of his or her death or would have qualified for the exemption if the exemption had been in effect on the date the disabled veteran died and: (1) you have not remarried since the death of the disabled veteran and (2) the property was your residence homestead when the disabled veteran died and remains your residence homestead. (Tax Code Section 11.131(c), (d)):
Less Common Exemptions
OVER-55 SURVIVING SPOUSE OF A PERSON WHO RECEIVED THE OVER-65 OR DISABLED PERSON (Tax Code Section 11.261(j))
DONATED RESIDENCE HOMESTEAD OF PARTIALLY DISABLED VETERAN (Tax Code Section 11.132(b))
SURVIVING SPOUSE OF DISABLED VETERAN WHO QUALIFIED FOR THE DONATED RESIDENCE HOMESTEAD (Tax Code Section 11.132(c), (d)
SURVIVING SPOUSE OF MEMBER OF ARMED FORCES KILLED IN ACTION (Tax Code Section 11.133(b), (c))
SURVIVING SPOUSE OF A FIRST RESPONDER KILLED WHILE ON DUTY (Tax Code Section 11.134(b))
TAX LIMITATION EXEMPTION TRANSFER