The Ohio Legislature added an additional requirement to the Homestead Exemption Program for new qualifying applications in 2019. The Ohio Adjusted Gross Income of the homeowner (and spouse) must not exceed $32,800.
To qualify, homeowners must be (1) at least 65 years of age or totally and permanently disabled, (2) Own their home as their principal place of residence, and (3) have an Ohio Adjusted Gross 2019 income that does not exceed $33,600.
The Homestead Exemption Program helps Ohioans age 65 and older (or totally and permanently disabled persons) that own their home as their principal place of residence with assistance on their real estate tax bill. The local political subdivisions are reimbursed by the State for any savings provided to the homeowner. The Homestead Exemption Program can result in significant savings on your property tax bill. The savings is calculated on $25,000 of taxable value (limited to the home site) and varies by taxing district.