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A home owner may receive a 2% or 2.5% reduction on their property tax bill, as long as the owner lives in the home. All applications are due before the first Monday in June.
To qualify, you must own and occupy your home as of January 1 of the year you apply for the reduction. A homeowner and spouse may only apply for one property in Ohio.
The reduction only applies to one acre of land and the home.
Homestead reduces property taxes to qualified senior or permanently disabled citizens. The reduction equals up to $25,000 tax credit on the market value of the home.
Applicants must meet each requirement:
- At least 65-years-old during the filing year, or have a permanent and total disability, or a surviving spouse of a previous Homestead receiver
- Own and occupy your home as your principal residence place as of January 1 of the application year
- For 2016, new applicants’ annual adjusted Ohio gross income (OAGI) must be less than $31,500. This information is found on line 3 on your income tax return
Disabled applicants must also submit either a Certificate of Disability form (DTE 105E) signed by a doctor or State/Federal Agency, or an awards letter from the Social Security Office.
Military veterans permanently disabled from a service related disability may receive an exemption up to $50,000. This requires a different homestead form for disabled veterans.