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MLS# U7816392

This is a lovely home, with 3 large bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, 3 car garage with a pool and a fireplace for those chilly evening. Have a boat. Bring it, there is plenty of room to park your boat behind the fence. You will be minutes from boating...
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MLS# T2877224

Ready for quick sale. Please do not disturb tenants, allow 24 hour notice for all showings. Room dimensions are approximate and should be verified if needed. This property is part of a multi property portfolio.
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The model perfect, move in ready, affordable Dunedin retirement home that you've been waiting for. This one story villa feels like a single family home with an amazing 1,370 square feet, lots of room for guests and entertaining. Split bedroom plan...
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How Much are my Taxes?

As a rule of thumb, your tax is roughly 2% of your purchase price. If the purchase price of the property is $200K the tax is roughly $4K a year.

The actual calculation for yearly property tax is the assessed value of the property multiplied by the millage rate minus any homestead exemption. A "Mill Rate" is the amount of tax paid per dollar of the assessed property value. In the Tampa Bay area mill rates vary anywhere from 16 mills to 24 mills.

Your tax will be based on the assessed property value after you purchase the property.

What is Homestead Exemption?

Homestead exemption is a Florida constitutional benefit of a $50,000 exemption deducted from the assessed value of your property.

Who Qualifies?

Anyone who owns real property in the State of Florida and makes it his or her permanent home as of January 1st is eligible for homestead exemption that year. You must file an application with the Property Appraiser. You are entitled to one homestead exemption.

When moving into a new home, you will need to file for Homestead Exemption in person at the Property Appraiser office in your county. You need to take with you the following items:

• Deed to Property
• Florida Driver's License
• Florida License Tag Registration
• Social Security Card
• Voter Registration Card

If you are married, you will need this information for both husband and wife.

Applications may be filed from January 3. The deadline for filing is March 1; the postmark must comply with the legal requirements. If the deadline is missed, you will have to wait until next year and file a new application to receive these tax-saving exemptions.

Property taxes are reduced by Florida's exemption laws, which frees a portion of the home's appraised value from any taxation except for special benefits such as voted bond millages, street improvements and the like. Every qualified resident is entitled to Homestead Exemption, freeing $50,000 of appraised value from all taxing bodies.

Florida's Constitution and Statutes provide a measure of a tax relief to permanent residents who own their property. Each year between the deadlines, you must apply for the exemptions for which you are eligible. A failure to file on time is a waiver of your right to exemptions for that year. After the first year in which you apply, the Property Appraiser will send out renewal cards. If you do not receive a renewal application, you may pick one up at your local post office or one of the Property Appraiser offices in your county.


Where to File:

Hillsborough County

Downtown Office
16th Floor, County Center
601 E. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33602

Brandon Branch Office
Bay Plaza 1, Building 9225, Ware Blvd, South of Highway 60
Tampa, FL 33619

Northwest Branch Office
Westgate Plaza Shopping Center
12086 Anderson Rd., Ste 105
Tampa, FL 33625

Plant City Branch Office
302 N Michigan Ave.
Plant City, FL 33566

South County Branch Office
Sun Point Shopping Center, Ste 2B
3018 S.R 674
Ruskin, FL 33570

Pasco County

Pasco County Courthouse
38053 Live Oak Ave., Ste 130
Dade City, FL 33523
Tel: 352.521.4433

Pasco County Governtment Center
7530 Little Rd., Room 130
New Port Richey, FL 34654
Tel: 727.847.8151

Pasco County Appraiser
4111 Land O' Lakes Blvd., Ste 206
Land O' Lakes, FL 34639
Tel: 813.929.1280

 

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