Help Us Prevent Homestead Exemption Fraud
Homestead exemption fraud is a serious issue that affects every taxpayer. The General Homestead Exemption, also referred to as the “owner-occupied exemption” was created as a benefit for homeowners who reside in Marion County and make it their primary, permanent and legal residence. When someone is receiving an exemption to which he or she is not entitled, other property owners must make up the difference in lost tax revenue by paying higher taxes.
If you know of someone claiming a homestead exemption on a property he or she is NOT permanently residing in as their primary residence, we urge you to make a report to our office by completing this form.
If a property owner has a homestead exemption and sells the property anytime after January 1st, the exemption will remain on the property for the entire calendar year and will be removed as of January 1st of the following year. The new owner will be eligible for a homestead exemption beginning January 1st of the following year.