Local leaders fight against proposed increase in Florida homestead exemption from $50K to $75K

From WPTV: “Treasure Coast government officials met Monday in Fort Pierce to voice their concern over a proposal in the Florida Legislature to increase the homestead exemption from $50,000 to $75,000. Martin County could lose $8 million annually if the tax cut is passed by voters in 2018 … Click here to read more

$283,070 tax bill voided in Martin County: Surviving spouse not obligated to refile homestead

From JD Supra Legal News: “A husband purchased a residence in Martin County in 1985 and applied for and received homestead exemption… After learning about the husband’s death in 2012, the property appraiser sought to collect $283,070.45 for additional taxes due to the reversal of homestead status … Click here to read more