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Dear PoPville – Can You Lose Your Homestead Deduction for Putting an Addition on Your House?

by Prince Of Petworth April 24, 2012 at 2:30 pm 9 Comments


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Dear PoPville,

I want to add a two car garage, fence and patio to my property. I am currently interviewing construction companies for estimates. I told one of my friends, who is also a DC resident, of my plans and she said that anyone who files a permit for an addition on their property automatically loses the homestead deduction on their taxes for one year. I can’t get anyone to answer at DCRA. Has anyone put up an addition, whether it be similar to mine or a sun room, roof deck etc and lost their homestead deduction?

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