Property Taxes 101: What is the 'homestead exemption' and how does it work?

Star-Telegram engagement/opinion editor Shelley Kofler sits down with Jeff Law, chief appraiser for the Tarrant Appraisal District, to explain what a 'homestead exemption' is and how it works.
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Star-Telegram engagement/opinion editor Shelley Kofler sits down with Jeff Law, chief appraiser for the Tarrant Appraisal District, to explain what a 'homestead exemption' is and how it works.

It's true: In Texas, if you're 65, you don't have to pay property taxes. But it's better if you do.

May 26, 2018 03:50 PM

About Bud Kennedy

Bud Kennedy

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Bud Kennedy is a homegrown Fort Worth guy who started out covering high school football here when he was 16. He went away to the Fort Worth Press and newspapers in Austin and Dallas, then came home in 1981.

Since 1987, he's written more than 1,000 weekly dining columns and more than 3,000 news and politics columns. If you don't like what he says about politics, read him on barbecue.

Email Bud at bud@star-telegram.com