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Exemption Information

             Florida's Homestead Exemption is the most widely used
                 and allows up to $25,000 to be deducted from the assessed
                 value of a primary residence. To qualify, the owner must
                 establish Jackson County as his or her legal domicile
                 and this may be validated by producing a valid Florida
                 driver's license, vehicle registration, voter's registration,
                 or other means. Once established, this exemption is
                 automatically renewed each year. Property owners are
                 required by law to inform the Property Appraiser of any
                 change in residency or marital status so that the exemption
                 may be reviewed.

                 Military personnel transferred out of Florida can retain
                 their exemption by bringing a copy of their orders to the
                 Property Appraiser's office.

                 Exemptions of $500 are extended to widows, widowers and
                 the disabled. Anyone who is totally disabled may be
                 entirely exempted from property taxes as long as their
                 income does not exceed the limits set by Florida law.
                 Those with 100 percent military service-related disability
                 and non-profit and religious organizations may qualify for
                 total property tax exemption.

                 In order for any exemption to be effective for a particular
                 year, it must be filed by March 1 of that year. You may file
                 exemptions for the following year from March 2 through
                 December 31.

                 Florida Statute 196.011(11) mandates that Social Security
                 numbers of the applicant and the applicant's spouse, if any,
                 be provided on new exemption applications for them to be
                 deemed complete. For exemptions already granted, Social
                 Security numbers must be furnished by January 1, 2000 for
                 the exemptions to remain in effect for year 2000 and
                 beyond. This information is safeguarded as
                 CONFIDENTIAL.





















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