Homestead exemption fraud is a serious issue that affects every taxpayer. Homestead exemption was created as a benefit for homeowners who live in Florida and make it their permanent and legal residence. When someone is receiving an exemption to which he or she is not entitled, law-abiding property owners may have to make up the difference in lost tax revenue by paying higher taxes.
If you know of anyone who is claiming homestead exemption on a property that he or she is not permanently residing in, is rented, vacant or is merely a vacation home, we urge you to make a report to our office by completing the form below. In the interest of expediency, it is extremely helpful and time saving to an investigation if we speak to you personally, but in the end you may remain anonymous if you prefer by not providing your name or contact info below. However, if you wish to be contacted, you may leave your name and telephone number, but again, this is NOT required. Be aware, however, that information provided, including your name, e-mail address and phone number is subject to public disclosure.