Homestead Exemption Saves $350 Per Household


Homeowners who turn 65 years of age or older in the calendar year 2023 OR are totally and permanently disabled have until December 31, 2023, to file for the homestead exemption of real estate taxes on their 2024 bill according to Logan County Auditor, Jack Reser.

To qualify, new applicants cannot have a total Ohio Adjusted Gross household income of over $36,100 on their latest income tax return. (Exception: disabled veterans) The income restriction was legislated by the State of Ohio in 2013 and went into effect in 2014. Please note, that social security benefits are not included in Ohio Adjusted Gross Income.

Adkins states that over 2500 homeowners in Logan County were enrolled in the homestead exemption program in 2022. Those homeowners realized a reduction in their annual real estate taxes by an average of $350.

Late applicants – meaning homeowners who qualified for the homestead exemption in the previous year but did not sign up, may enroll in the program and have their 2022 real estate taxes (billed in 2023) adjusted, as long as they apply before the 12/31/23 deadline.

Past recipients of the homestead exemption will continue to qualify for it and do not need to reapply. Those homeowners that received the Homestead Exemption in TY2013 are grandfathered and are not subject to the household income restrictions even if they sell their home and purchase another residence in Ohio.

To verify if you are currently receiving the homestead exemption, go to the Logan County Auditor’s website and select “property record search”. When you have your property pulled up, select the “tax” tab on the left-hand side of the screen. If you are receiving the homestead exemption, you will see the deduction in the itemized line of your tax information, labeled “Homestead”.

Disabled Veterans: Those who qualify as disabled veterans are not subject to the income threshold and are eligible for a larger exemption amount. For the homestead exemption, “veterans with total service-connected disabilities” (and their surviving spouses) include veterans who are receiving compensation at the 100% level due to individual unemployability caused by service-connected disabilities. To find out if you qualify, please contact the Logan County Auditor’s Office.