How to reduce your property tax bill

Sandra Block, Senior Associate Editor, and <i>Kiplinger's Personal Finance</i> •

Start by making sure you’re taking advantage of all the property tax breaks available to you. Many jurisdictions will exclude a portion of a home’s value from property taxes if you’re a senior or a veteran, or if you’re disabled. In Florida, all homeowners are eligible for a homestead exemption of up to $50,000; those