If you bought a new home in 2012, make sure you meet the March 1, 2013, deadline for filing for homestead exemption in Miami-Dade County and throughout Florida. Most homeowners can get a $50,000 exemption in the taxable value of their homes, and senior citizens, widows and veterans are eligible for additional exemptions.
You can fill out an application and mail it in or take it to the Downtown Miami Government Center or the South Dade Government Center. You can also file online.
If you had a homestead exemption last year, and you have not changed homes, you do not need to refile.