Republican Hershel Walker is enjoying a $1,500 tax exemption from his home in Texas, intended only for primary residents, while running for the Senate in Georgia, according to reports.
According to publicly available tax records first reported by CNN, Walker is listed for a homestead tax exemption from his home in Dallas, saving him about $1,500. An official with the Tarrant County Tax Assessor’s Office told CNN Walker that he applied for the tax relief in 2021 and 2022, even after he launched his bid for Senate in Peach State.
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According to the Texas Comptroller website, Texas residents are eligible for the homestead exemption even if you move for less than two years — as long as you don’t establish permanent residence elsewhere. According to the site, only a homeowner’s primary residents are eligible for the tax relief.
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The US Constitution requires candidates to reside in the state in which they will be running. The state of Georgia has approximately 15 rules that determine applicants’ residency and include that when an applicant requests a homestead exemption, that home will be considered their permanent residence.
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Walker’s campaign did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.