Presentation Title

Preventing Abuse of Homestead Exemptions and Other Principal Residence Tax Relief

Brief Session Description

State and local property tax laws grant relief to owners of primary or principal residences. Like any tax break, these Homestead Exemptions – by that or other names – are subject to intentional or unintentional abuse by homeowners. This panel discussion explores the available tools and best practices for assessors to identify erroneous homestead exemptions and other tax relief offered based on principal residence. From self-service approaches to third-party audits, the panel will share their experiences tackling this issue.

Presentation Category

Assessment Technology

Audience Expertise

General Interest (Appropriate for all experience levels.)

Start Date

9-10-2019 4:15 PM

End Date

9-10-2019 5:15 PM

Appendium Knowledge Area

Working with the Legal Framework

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Preventing Abuse of Homestead Exemptions and Other Principal Residence Tax Relief

State and local property tax laws grant relief to owners of primary or principal residences. Like any tax break, these Homestead Exemptions – by that or other names – are subject to intentional or unintentional abuse by homeowners. This panel discussion explores the available tools and best practices for assessors to identify erroneous homestead exemptions and other tax relief offered based on principal residence. From self-service approaches to third-party audits, the panel will share their experiences tackling this issue.