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Over 65 Homestead exemption increased for school taxes

(Royse City Herald Banner) Taxpayers in the Royse City Independent School District over the age of 65 will soon see their tax bill drop a bit as a result of a recent vote by the local school board.

By a unanimous vote, the Royse City ISD chose to increase the homestead exemption for taxpayers over the age of 65 from $13,800 to $25,000 at least week’s RCISD Board of Trustees meeting.

According to Jimmy Butler, the district’s financial director, the change would affect 760 homeowners living in the RCISD. RCISD Superintendent Randy Hancock stated that Rockwall’s exemption was $30,000, while school districts to the east of Royse City maintained an exemption of $10,000.

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