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How to save on property taxes for current Florida homeowners

  • What our customers are saying

    "Florida Homestead Check took all the risk and won our case. Our tax bill is now thousands of dollars a year lower!"

    Bill and Susan – Tampa, FL

  • What our customers are saying

    "The Homestead Check is amazing. It found out that I had forgotten to file for Portability. We filed one form and now my tax bill is $5,800 a year lower."

    Edward – Orlando, FL

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I'm buying a home in Florida

Great! If you are buying a home in Florida there are four ways to make sure that you save as much money as possible on your property taxes.

  1. Make sure that you get as low of an initial assessment of value as possible.
  2. Make sure that you file for Homestead as soon as possible.
  3. When you file for Homestead, make sure that you file for all the exemptions that you are eligible for (there are about 24 of them).
  4. If you owned a prior home in Florida, make sure that you transfer any Portability that you had accrued in it. Portability is a tax exemption that Florida homeowners accrue over time that they can transfer from one home to another.

How we can help

Step 1 - Get a Homestead Filing Packet™

Florida's Homestead Laws are complicated. The Homestead Filing Packet™ makes filing and getting all your savings easy

In 4 easy-to-follow pages, the Homestead Filing Packet™ walks you through everything you need to do. Online filing link, all forms that you’ll need, access to our Exemption Finder™ to identify all your savings... it’s all there. Plus access to our Property Tax Counseling Center for any questions and filing assistance that you need.

I'm selling my home in Florida

Great! When you are selling your home there are some very important things that need to be checked on as early as possible in the sales process. But before we spend any time on this we have one question.

Are you planning to buy another home in Florida before 2023?

NO - If you’re not buying another home in Florida by the end of the year after next then you’ll be starting from scratch when you do. Any tax savings you’ve accrued (called "Portability") will be lost. So there is no need for you to go any further with this unless you just want to learn more about property taxes in Florida.

YES - There are a few things you will want to check on right away.

  1. If you owned a home before this one in Florida, then you need to make sure that you filed for Portability when you filed for Homestead on that prior home. If not this needs to be corrected and filed for before you sell your current home.
  2. Check to make sure that you have as much Portability as you should in your current home. Portability acts as an exemption against your taxes and saves you money on the tax bill on your NEXT Florida home, so you want as much of it as you can get. You only get one chance to maximize it, and that is BEFORE you sell. So now is the time to check and fix it if necessary.

How we can help

Step 1 - Check your Portability for Free

Use Portability Pros™ to identify how much Portability you have accrued in your home and if you could have more

Step one is determining how much Portability you have and if there are any issues that need to be addressed. You can check you Portability with our free Portability Pros™ search tool.

Step 2 - Get the details and learn how to fix the issue

A Homestead Check™ Property Tax Analysis will walk you through fixing your property tax issues

If Portability Pros™ finds that your portability isn’t maximized and that there are more savings to be had, you’ll need a Homestead Check™ next. The Homestead Check™ is comprehensive, gives you the details on how to fix your issues, and includes a counseling session to discuss your options.

RISK FREE REPAIR. You can hire us to deal with the county property appraiser to maximize your portability. We take the risk of going all the way through the process and you don’t have to pay us anything until/unless we achieve targeted savings! If we’re successful then we split the first year of savings with you. After that all those additional years of savings are 100% yours. A minimum fee applies in some cases.

Step 3 - Use The Homestead Filing Packet™

Use our Homestead Filing Packet™ if you're buying another home in Florida

In 4 easy-to-follow pages, the Homestead Filing Packet™ walks you through everything you need to do. Online filing link, all forms that you’ll need, access to our Exemption Finder™ to identify all your savings... it’s all there. Plus access to our Property Tax Counseling Center for any questions and filing assistance that you need.

I own a home that I don't plan on selling

No Problem! Making sure that you keep your property tax bill as low as possible is easy. You just need to check and make sure that you have filed for Homestead, accrued as much Portability as possible, and that you have filed for all available property tax exemptions.

How we can help

Step 1 - Check your Portability for Free

Use Portability Pros™ to identify how much Portability you have accrued in your home and if you could have more

Step one is determining how much Portability you have and if there are any issues that need to be addressed. You can check you Portability with our free Portability Pros™ search tool.

Step 2 - Check Your Homestead Exemptions

Find out what Homestead Exemptions you qualify for with our Exemption Finder™ Tool

There are over two dozen different exemptions that can save you money on your property tax bill. Use the Exemption Finder™ to identify what savings you are eligible for.

Step 3 - Get A Homestead Check™

If you do decide to sell you should get a full property tax analysis

This one isn’t free, but it’s comprehensive. A Homestead Check™ is the best way to find out if you can get more savings, and tells you exactly how to get them. A personal tax counseling session with a property tax expert is included at no additional charge.

Step 4 - Learn More About Florida Property Taxes

Educate yourself on Florida property taxes

You can access many articles written by our staff, browse important Florida Attorney General Opinions on tax law subjects, link to statutes and caselaw, and work towards your own independent education on Florida property tax law. We’re an open book - we just want to help Florida homeowners save money on their property taxes!

I just want to learn more about property taxes in Florida

We specialize in assisting homeowners with understanding what property tax savings are available to them under the law and assisting them with obtaining those savings. The whole idea behind our products is to keep you from having to learn about the complexities of Florida’s property tax laws that affect homeowners. However, if you’d like to take a deep dive on your own this section offers lots of great information!

Step 1 - Learn More About Florida Property Taxes

Educate yourself on Florida property taxes

You can access many articles written by our staff, browse important Florida Attorney General Opinions on tax law subjects, link to statutes and caselaw, and work towards your own independent education on Florida property tax law. We’re an open book- we just want to help Florida homeowners save money on their property taxes!