Monday, February 25, 2013
Hillsborough County Commissioners approved a larger property tax break for long-established senior homeowners, age 65 and older, who meet certain financial requirements.
Hillsborough County Commissioners agreed Feb. 20 to a heftier property tax break for older senior homeowners. Instead of the $40,000 homestead exemption long-time residents now get, the amount will rise to $50,000 starting in the 2014 tax year. The additional homestead exemption applies to taxpayers age 65 and older who own their homes and have lived in them for at least 25 years. The value of the home must be under $250,000 and there are certain income requirements. Household income limitations are contained in Florida Statute 196.075 and in Amendment 11. Commissioners voted 7-0 to approve the measure. Commissioner Kevin Beckner expressed concerned that residents would not know about the new exemption or how to file for it. Staff …
The extension for filing the 2013 Tangible Personal Property Tax Return nears. The application to do so in Hillsborough County is online.
Requests for a 30-day extension to file the 2013 Tangible Personal Property Tax Return can be filed online with the office of the Hillsborough County Property Appraiser. Online submissions are due no later than 5 p.m. April 1. Once approved, online verfication will be given. ______________ What To Know About The 2013 Tangible Personal Property Tax Extension ______________
Friday, May 25, 2012
The state senator from Valrico filed papers today to run for the office currently held by Rob Turner. Former Democratic state Rep. Bob Henriquez also announced he's running.
The beleaguered Hillsborough County property appraiser has some decidedly determined competition for the seat. Sen. Ronda Storms, R-Valrico, announced Friday she was dropping out of her race for reelection to the state Senate so she can run for Hillsborough County property appraiser against incumbent Rob Turner, also a Republican. Storms said she was motivated to run for the seat following reports that Turner sent dozens of pornographic e-mails to his human resources director. "The current property appraiser has embarrassed the office, the party and himself," said Storms during a news conference Friday at the Supervisor of Elections Office, according to the Tampa Bay Times. "And I intend to restore professionalism and accountibility and …