Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Tax Exemption For 1st Responders - Apply By August 1

Totally and Permanently Disabled First Responders Exemption
The legislature passed a bill implementing the 2016 constitutional amendment authorizing a 100 percent exemption for totally and permanently disabled first responders injured in the line of duty.

Any real estate that is owned and used as a homestead by a person who has a total and permanent disability as a result of an injury or injuries sustained in the line of duty while serving as a first responder in this state or during an operation in another state or country authorized by this state or a political subdivision of this state is exempt from taxation if the first responder is a permanent resident of this state on January 1 of the year for which the exemption is being claimed.

A first responder means a law enforcement officer or correctional officer, a firefighter, or an emergency medical technician or paramedic, who is a full-time paid employee, part-time paid employee, or unpaid volunteer.

If you or someone you know may be eligible, please contact your county property appraiser office.

Lorie Ward, Glades County Property Appraiser says the last day to apply for the 2017 Glades County Tax Assessment Roll is August 1, 2017.

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