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Old 07-09-2008, 12:34 PM
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Does The new law that passed that we are able to transfer our taxes from our previous home to our new home, only applies if you sold in 2007 ?????

The reason i am asking is, we sold our home in 12/06 and purchased a new one in 1/07 and we received a letter from the property appraiser office claiming we could apply to transfer our previous taxes to our present home, since gov.charlie crist passed the new law. Now they sent us a letter claming that since we did not have homestead in 2007 we are not approved.
Is this right? they say i can file an appeal, but that i dont have ground to stand on.
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Old 07-09-2008, 08:23 PM
Location: Central FL
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That's a good question....perhaps you've found a glitch in the system.

In the past you have to apply for homestead before Dec. 31st or it doesn't go into effect until the following year. Then the year after you qualify for homestead, you qualify for SOH.

For example, we closed on our home in Jan. of '05 so didn't qualify for homestead until '06 and didn't get SOH until '07. In the meantime, our taxes went up almost 2K a year!

In other words you have to be homesteaded BEFORE you can qualify for SOH. So, if you're not homesteaded the first year you're in your house, how can you transfer your SOH savings?

Have the counties/cities found a way around the new law?

Perhaps, someone here with experience in this area can help us?
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Old 07-14-2008, 06:44 AM
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can anyone else comment on this???
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Old 07-14-2008, 07:56 AM
Location: St Augustine
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I too sold my house in 12/06 (missed it by 3 days!!) I was told by my local property appraisers office that I had to have sold the old house in 2007 forward. It looks like we missed it!
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