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Seniors tax break amendment winning

By on November 6th, 2012

The Florida Department of State Division of Elections reported as of 8:56 p.m. that 60.24 percent of more than 6 million ballots voted to pass Amendment 11. Voters rejecting the measure accounted for 39.76 percent.

Low-income seniors who have lived in the same house for more than 25 years would qualify for another property tax exemption under Amendment 11.

It would give local governments — not the state — power to regulate property taxes for seniors.

If passed, it permanently allows counties to provide the exemption and does not require counties adopt the measure.

Sixty percent of votes cast are required for a Florida state constitution amendment to pass.


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