Exemptions and Credits


Homestead ExemptionThe exemption allows qualifying seniors and disabled Ohioans to reduce their property tax burden by shielding up to $25,000 of the market value of their home from taxation. (This amount is now tied to inflation and is $26,200 for the 2023 tax year.) The savings varies by taxing district but averages around $360 per year across Butler County.  The exemption is limited to the “homestead,” which Ohio law defines as an owner’s dwelling, including up to one acre of adjacent land.

Qualifying Ohio Veterans may shield up to $50,000 of the market value of their home from taxation. (This amount is now tied to inflation and is $52,300 for the 2023 tax year.) The savings averages around $700 per year.

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Owner Occupancy Credit
The Owner-Occupancy Credit (formerly known as the 2.5% Rollback) is a tax reduction for owner-occupied residential homes. The credit applies only to tax levies passed or in existence prior to the November 2013 election.

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Non-Business Credit
The Non-Business Credit (formerly known as the 10% Rollback) is a tax reduction for residential and agricultural parcels. The credit applies only to tax levies passed or in existence prior to the November 2013 election.

Exemptions and Remissions
In Ohio, properties owned by churches, charities, governmental entities, or not-for-profit entities do not automatically qualify for exempt status. The owner of such properties must apply for the exemption and receive approval from the Tax Commissioner of Ohio. To do so, the owner needs to submit an application to the county auditor's office.

For more information, visit the Auditors
website.