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Report Exemption Fraud

Homestead exemption was created as a benefit for homeowners who make Florida their permanent and legal residence. When someone is receiving an exemption to which he or she is not entitled, this is fraud.

Homestead fraud is a serious issue that affects every taxpayer. Fraudulent homestead exemptions steal from every taxpayer who pays for our county services, law enforcement, schools, libraries, etc. If someone lies to falsely lower his or her own tax bill by claiming tax savings he or she isn’t entitled to, that means someone else has to make up the difference. And you guessed it -- that “someone else” is you (and all of the other law-abiding taxpayers).

If you are aware of anyone who is claiming an exemption on a property that he or she is not permanently residing in, is rented, vacant or is merely a vacation home, we urge you to make a report to our office. You may contact this office by phone, in writing, or by completing the online form below.

Important Note:

Under Florida law, email is public record.  To remain anonymous, DO NOT include your name, address, phone number, email address, or other identifying information in the form below.   You can also Report Exemption Fraud by phone or in writing.

Property Information Address of property receiving improper exemption:

Name of property owner, if known:

Property is (check all that apply):

If we need additional information, can an investigator contact you?
Contact Information (optional)
If you provide contact or other identifying information, that information can be released in response to a public records request.

If yes, please provide your name and daytime phone number or email address:

Important Dates

Web site date
Friday, August 13, 2021

Mail out date
Tuesday, August 17, 2021

File a petition deadline
Monday, September 13, 2021

Missed the 2021 VAB deadline of September 13, 2021 and can show good cause? File a GOOD CAUSE PETITION.
Late File for 2021
Pre-file for 2022

You may file via mail, email, or online.
TPP Tax Return Deadline

Extension Request Period
3/18/2021 - 4/1/2021

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