News from the Glades County Property Appraiser: Tax Roll Certification

The 2018 Glades County Tax Rolls have been certified to Gail Jones, tax collector, and she has asked that I let you know that your tax bills will be mailed on Oct. 31.

Understanding Amendment 1 & 2
As your property appraiser, I want to be sure that you are informed of any legislation that could impact you and your property taxes. Amendments 1 and 2 will be on the Nov. 6, 2018 ballot. Below are some facts on both amendments.

AMENDMENT 1: Homestead Exemption Increase
Amendment 1 would provide for a homestead exemption on the portion of home values between $100,000 and $125,000, meaning the $25,000 between $100,000 and $125,000 of a home’s value would be exempt from property taxes other than school district taxes. As of 2018, Section 6(a) of Article VII of the Florida Constitution provides for a homestead exemption on the portion of home values between a) $0 and $25,000 and b) $50,000 and $75,000.

• A “yes” vote supports exempting the portion of home values between $100,000 and $125,000 from property taxes other than school taxes, bringing the maximum homestead exemption up to $75,000.

• A “no” vote opposes exempting the portion of home values between $100,000 and $125,000 from property taxes other than school taxes, keeping the maximum homestead exemption at $50,000.

AMENDMENT 2: Permanent Cap on Non-homestead Property Assessment Increases
Amendment 2 would make permanent the cap of 10 percent on annual non-homestead property assessment increases set to expire on Jan. 1, 2019. The cap does not apply to school district taxes. Voters approved the cap in 2008, when 64 percent voted to pass Amendment 1.

Properties considered to be non-homestead are non-homestead residential property, such as second homes and rental apartments, and non-residential property, such as commercial property and vacant land.

• A “yes” vote supports this amendment to make permanent the cap of 10 percent on annual non-homestead property assessment increases set to expire on Jan. 1, 2019.

• A “no” vote opposes this amendment to make permanent the cap of 10 percent on annual non-homestead property assessment increases set to expire on Jan. 1, 2019.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call, email or visit my office. Thank you for the opportunity to serve you.

Lorie Ward, C.F.A.
Glades County property appraiser
863-946-6025
500 Ave J, Room 202, 2nd Floor, Courthouse
LorieWard@GladesFLPA.com

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