Widow/Widower Exemption

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Any widow or widower who is a Florida resident may claim a $500 exemption. If you remarry, you are no longer eligible for the exemption. If you were divorced before the death of your ex-spouse, you do not qualify as a widow or widower.


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Exemption Details


Amount:

$500


How to Apply:

Apply using the Online Exemption Filing Application.  You may also apply in person or by mail / fax / email.


Eligibility:

The applicant must:

1) be a FL resident

2) be a widow or widower on January 1st.


Documentation:

A copy of the spouse's death certificate


How to Renew:

If approved, this exemption will renew automatically every year as long as the  use of the property and/or the ownership status does not change.


Florida Statute(s):

FS 196.202


DOR Form(s):

If submitted by mail/fax or in person Department of Revenue Form DR-501


PA Code(s):

WM, WF


Note(s):

N/A