If you received the Homestead Exemption credit on your current tax bill, you do not need to file a new application. You will automatically receive the new Homestead Exemption for the next tax year if you otherwise qualify. If your spouse died during the previous year, and if you received the Homestead Exemption credit on the tax bill you paid the current year only because your spouse met the age or disability criteria, you do not need to file a new application for the exemption. If you were 59 at the time of your spouse's death, you will continue to qualify.
Taxpayers who filed an application before the previous year's deadline need not file another application after July 1 of the current year for the expanded Homestead Exemption. The original application contains the information the auditor will need to determine whether taxpayers are eligible for the expanded Homestead Exemption.