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Veterans Receiving the Full Exemption for Service-Connected Total and Permanent Disability May Be Eligible for a Refund

A recent change in Florida law allows for certain disabled veterans to receive a property tax refund. While the refund requirements are very specific, some property owners receiving the Full Veteran’s Exemption for Total and Permanent Service-Connected Disability may be eligible for a refund on their new homesteaded property’s taxes. Effective tax year 2021, homesteaded property owners receiving the Full Veteran’s Exemption for Total and Permanent Service Connected Disability on a newly acquired Florida property – who also received the Full Exemption for Total and Permanent Service Connected Disability on another Florida property in the immediately preceding tax year – may be eligible to receive a partial refund of the ad valorem taxes paid for the newly acquired property in the year the property is acquired, prorated as of the date of transfer of ownership. If you believe you are eligible to receive this prorated refund, please contact our office at (954) 357-6035 or email us at CSEmgmt@BCPA.net.

BCPA Outreach Returning to Governmental Center West

Our Mobile Exemption & Information Team has returned to the Governmental Center West located at 1 North University Drive in Plantation on Wednesdays from 12:00 – 2:00PM. Our staff is available to assist residents with filing for any exemption and is available to answer any property questions you may have. To view all our upcoming events, please visit Web.BCPA.net/ExemptionsExpress/Calendar. To schedule a virtual visit from the safety of your home, please visit our website at Web.BCPA.net/VirtualVisits.

The absolute deadline for applying for any 2021 exemption is September 20, 2021.

Take care,

Marty Kiar, CFA

Broward County Property Appraiser

Marty Kiar is the Broward County Property Appraiser and longtime advocate for LGBTQ equality.

The Broward County Property Appraiser’s Office is located at
115 S Andrews Avenue, Room # 111, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

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