Will my income be verified by the Auditor's Office?

The new application form shall contain a statement that signing the application constitutes a delegation of authority by the applicant(s) to both the Ohio Tax Commissioner and to the County Auditor and to their designated agents, individually or in consultation with each other, to examine any tax or financial records relating to the income of the applicant as stated on the application for the purpose of determining eligibility for the exemption or a possible violation of the homestead laws.

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1. What is the homestead exemption?
2. How do I apply for the homestead exemption?
3. When can I file?
4. Who is eligible for the homestead exemption?
5. What is the income threshold?
6. What if I am eligible for the 2013 tax year but failed to apply?
7. What happens if I own 2 homes?
8. What income is used to determine my eligibility?
9. What if I do not file an Ohio Income Tax Return?
10. Will my income be verified by the Auditor's Office?
11. If I am currently receiving the homestead reduction, am I required to provide my income?
12. Is my "grandfathered" status portable?
13. What is the "great grandfathered" clause and is it portable?
14. What types of properties are eligible for the homestead exemption?
15. Who is considered a homeowner?
16. How much will my taxes be reduced by the homestead exemption?
17. Do I need to apply again if I am already receiving the homestead exemption on my tax bill?
18. How do I show proof of my age and/or residency?
19. How will I know if my application has been approved?