The homestead exemption allows low-income senior citizens and permanently and totally disabled Ohioans, to reduce their property tax bills, by shielding some of the market value of their homes from taxation. The exemption, which takes the form of a credit on property tax bills, allows qualifying homeowners to exempt up to $25,000 of the market value of their homes from all local property taxes. For example, through the homestead exemption, a home with a market value of $100,000 is billed as if it is worth $75,000.
The exact amount of savings varies from location to location. But overall, across Ohio, qualified homeowners saved an average of about $435 per taxpayer during the 2011 tax year. The tax exemption is limited to the homestead, which Ohio law defines as an owner’s dwelling and up to one acre of land. The value of the exemption may not exceed the value of the homestead.
|DTE Form 105A:||Homestead Exemption Application for Senior Citizens Disabled Persons and Surviving Spouses|
|DTE Form 105A-S:||Supplement to the Homestead Exemption Application for Senior Citizens Disabled Persons and Surviving Spouses|
|DTE Form 105B:||Continuing Homestead Exemption Application|
|DTE Form 105E:||Certificate of Disability for the Homestead Exemption|
|DTE Form 105G:||Addendum to the Homestead Exemption Application|
|DTE Form 105H:||Addendum for applicants who did not file an Ohio income tax return for the prior year|
For questions, please contact the Vinton County Auditor's Office at (740) 596-4571 ext. 231, or by email at email@example.com.