Pleasant Grove, AL asked in Estate Planning for Alabama

Q: Who funds the money to cover the homestead allowance under Ala code 43-8-110...where does the $15,000.00 come from?

This is in reference to a surviving spouse of a decedent who was domiciled in Alabama, but the spouse only lived in Alabama for 5 months of 2022, and the spouse moved out of state 6 months before the person died in Nov 2022. Is the surviving spouse entitled to this homestead allowance?

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A: The $15,000 homestead allowance is deducted from the appraised value of the homestead before calculating the taxes owed.

The surviving spouse is entitled to this property tax allowance if the decedent was domiciled in Arkansas.

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