Monday, March 4, 2013

Homestead Exemption - Do You Need to Re-Apply?

Larry Woodward, Winston County Tax Assessor would like to remind all property owners of Winston County that the deadline to file for Homestead Exemption is April 1 of each year. The filing period begins on January 1.
For most people it is not necessary to re-sign your Homestead application every year, however there are a few circumstances that may occur throughout the year that will require you to refile. Here is a list of the most common situations that might change or invalidate an existing Homestead Exemption application:

You turned 65 years old during the previous calendar year.
· You changed your marital status – got married or divorced.
· Your spouse passed away during the previous calendar year.
· You became disabled during the previous calendar year.
· You moved during the previous year.
· You built a new house during the previous year.
· You bought or sold land in Winston County during the previous year.
· You have had any change to the deed of your property during the previous year – this includes changes such as life estates.


If you are uncertain of the status of your Homestead exemption application or if you have further questions, you are asked to call the Tax Assessor’s office at 662 – 773 – 3694 for more information.




W. McCully