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Updated: 04/19/2017 08:30:02AM

Homestead exemption expansion meets resistance

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By CATHY PALMER

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BARTOW – While Polk County Commissioners would also personally benefit from the state raising the homestead exemption on property taxes, the board opted last week to try to stop the measure in hopes of saving about $10 million in the county’s coffers.

The board decided to send letters and emails en mass to the Legislature to try to stop a bill that has already made it through committee hearings that will hike the homestead exemption from the present $50,000 to $75,000.

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