Each year, Texas homeowners are allowed to remove part of your homes value for taxation purposes through an annual Homestead Exemption.
For example, if your home is appraised at $100,000, and you qualify for a $25,000 exemption (this is the amount mandated for school districts), you will pay school taxes on the home as if it was worth only $75,000.
Homestead Exemption Requirements
To qualify for the Homestead Exemption, you must own your home and occupy the home as your principal residence on January 1 of the year for which you are applying for the exemption.
Homestead Exemption Deadline
You can apply for a Homestead Exemption as early as January 1 and no later than April 30.
How to Apply
Click here for the Residence for Homestead Application (form 50-114), provided by the Texas Comptroller, and complete the 6 Steps, then file with the El Paso County Appraisal Office on or before April 30.