An exemption removes part of the value of your property from taxation and lowers your taxes. For example, if your home is valued at $100,000 and you qualify for a $20,000 exemption, you pay taxes on your home as if it was worth only $80,000. You can download and fill out an application for these exemptions from the following link. THERE IS NO FEE FOR FILING AN APPLICATION
For additional information please visit the Texas Comptroller Website
This exemption is available to every homeowner. You can only claim this exemption on the property designated as your primary residence.
A person who is 65 or older may receive additional exemptions. You are eligible for these exemptions as soon as you turn 65 and you don’t need to be 65 as of the first of the year to apply.
You can qualify for this exemption if you are the surviving spouse of a first responder who is killed or fatally injured in the line of duty; and you have not remarried since the death of the first responder.
You can qualify for this exemption if you have a disability rating of 100% or individual unemployability from the Veterans' Administration and you receive 100% disability payments from the VA. You can also apply for this exemption if your disability is between 10% and 90%. Your disability must be service connected. In order to obtain the exemption, the property must have a Homestead exemption and a letter from the Veterans Benefits Administration Office is required. For more information, visit the following link:
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
100 Percent Disabled Veterans FAQ
US Veterans Administration
US Social Security Administration