- 3 years ago
- Wedding: November 2007
DH and I purchased our home November of last year- it was a foreclosed home. This year, we got our property tax in the mail. It is the taxes for this year and last year (as we were told it would be). We were told to claim homesteading at the county administration office to get a break on it and only pay this year’s taxes.
Is this right? I apologize for not knowing anything about this. The tax form is actually addressed to the company we bought the home from with c/o to my husband:
To: X & X Homes LLC, C/O Husband’s Name.
So, will it be solved if we go to the office and claim homesteading? In our state (Alabama) it says we can claim homesteading if we owned the home the first date of this year, this is our only home, and our land is less than 160 acres. These all apply. I’m just unsure about whether we are supposed to be paying the taxes for 2011 when the home was foreclosed and we didn’t own it.
Does anyone know anything about this?