Who is considered a homeowner?

In general, these individuals are considered owners:

  • An individual named on the deed
  • A purchaser under a land installment contract
  • A life tenant under a life estate
  • A mortgagor (borrower) for an outstanding mortgage
  • A trustee of a trust with the right to live in the property
  • A settlor, under a revocable or irrevocable inter vivos trust, holding title to a homestead occupied by the settlor as a right under the trust

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1. What is the homestead exemption?
2. How do I apply for the homestead exemption?
3. When can I file?
4. Who is eligible for the homestead exemption?
5. What is the income threshold?
6. What if I am eligible for the 2013 tax year but failed to apply?
7. What happens if I own 2 homes?
8. What income is used to determine my eligibility?
9. What if I do not file an Ohio Income Tax Return?
10. Will my income be verified by the Auditor's Office?
11. If I am currently receiving the homestead reduction, am I required to provide my income?
12. Is my "grandfathered" status portable?
13. What is the "great grandfathered" clause and is it portable?
14. What types of properties are eligible for the homestead exemption?
15. Who is considered a homeowner?
16. How much will my taxes be reduced by the homestead exemption?
17. Do I need to apply again if I am already receiving the homestead exemption on my tax bill?
18. How do I show proof of my age and/or residency?
19. How will I know if my application has been approved?