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Jeff Brandes proposes homestead exemptions to military widows new to Florida

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State Sen. Jeff Brandes filed a bill Tuesday that would allow spouses of now-deceased veterans moving to Florida from other states to receive the Florida veteran homestead exemption. Currently, those individuals cannot take advantage of the exemption. Senate Bill 804 would change that. “As a combat veteran I have seen firsthand the incredible sacrifice spouses make when their husband or wife is deployed overseas,” Brandes said. “Extending this property tax benefit to surviving spouses is a small acknowledgment of those sacrifices…

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