The Florida Legislature enacted Florida Statute 196.173
implementing legislation which provides an additional Ad Valorem homestead tax exemption to military servicemembers deployed in the previous year. Eligible servicemembers must have been on active duty outside the continental United States, Alaska, or Hawaii in support of military operations designated by the Legislature. The exemption amount will be based on the taxable value of the qualifying servicemember's homestead and the number of days in the previous calendar year the servicemember was deployed.
By January 15 of each year, the Department of Military Affairs (DMA) must submit to the Legislature a report of the military operations eligible for the exemption. Based on the 2015 DMA report, the bill removes Operation Iraqi Freedom from the list, which ended on August 31, 2010, and adds 11 operations to the list.
Any servicemember with proof of deployment, including beginning and ending dates from the Veteran's Administration or military branch, should apply in person at one of our three office locations
or download the application online