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Old 12-30-2011, 04:02 PM
Location: Austin, TX
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Originally Posted by txsizzler View Post
Thanks for the clarification, CptnRn. I wonder if San Patricio is the same way with the deferred interest .
The website does not say, but you can call them and ask. San Patricio County - Tax Assessor-Collector

I assumed it was the same for all Texas Counties, but I have not verified that.
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Old 01-07-2012, 03:07 PM
Location: Austin, TX
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Originally Posted by CptnRn View Post
You are not exempt, you can request a deferral, which makes the taxes owed a lien against the property. You will be charged 8% interest per year on the deffered amount. So by the time you pass away or if you want to sell the house when you are elderly, you may not have much equity left in it.

There may be more to this then I was aware of. I have not reached 65 yet. This website State-by-State Guide to Taxes on Retirees says:

Property tax is imposed by local taxing units. For homeowners 65 and older, $10,000 (in addition to the regular $15,000 homestead exemption) of the property's assessed value is exempt from school taxes and $3,000 is exempt from other local taxes. Once a homeowner older than 65 qualifies for an over-65 homestead exemption for school taxes, that owner benefits from a tax ceiling for that home on school taxes. If the homeowner improves the home (other than normal repairs or maintenance), the tax ceiling is adjusted for the new additions. School-district taxes are frozen for seniors (65 and older) and disabled persons at the level imposed on the residence the first year that the taxpayer qualified for the residence exemption. Counties, cities, towns and junior-college districts are permitted to establish a tax freeze on homesteads of the disabled and those 65 and older.
That last bit sounds like it still varies from location to location.
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Old 01-12-2012, 01:09 PM
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