In order for you to qualify for the following additional exemption, you must have a homestead exemption on your property.
Florida grants an additional $500. exemption to widows and widowers. Please submit a copy of the deceased spouse’s death certificate. If the surviving spouse remarries, they are no longer eligible to receive the additional exemption.
To file for widow/widower exemption you must be a widow/widower prior to January 1st of the tax year.
Divorced persons do not qualify for the exemption.