Who is eligible for the homestead exemption?

Any Ohio homeowner who occupies their home as their principal place of residence as of January 1 of the year they apply for the exemption and who;

  • Is able show an adjusted gross income (for both the applicant and spouse) that does not exceed $33,600; AND
  • Is at least 65 years old or will reach age 65 during the current tax year; or
  • Is certified totally and permanently disabled as of January 1 of the current tax year, regardless of age; or 
  • Is the surviving spouse of a qualified homeowner, and who was at least 59 years old on the date of their spouse’s death. 

 The principal place of residence is the home where the applicant is registered to vote and their place of residence as shown on their Federal income tax form. 

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1. Who is eligible for the homestead exemption?
2. What is meant by the term "permanently and totally disabled"?
3. How do I show proof of age?
4. When does the new Homestead Exemption start?
5. What is the deadline to apply?
6. Does the homestead exemption have an effect on other real estate tax reductions that I am presently receiving?
7. I already receive the homestead exemption. Do I have to reapply to receive benefits under the new program?
8. For estate planning purposes, I placed the title to my property in a trust. Can I still receive the homestead exemption?
9. Will I have to apply every year to receive the homestead exemption?
10. Where do I find the form to apply?