Republican Herschel Walker is getting a $1,500 tax break on his home in Texas, meant only for primary residents, while running for Senate in Georgia, according to reports.
According to publicly available tax records previously reported by CNN, Walker is listed as receiving a homestead tax exemption on his home in Dallas, saving him about $1,500. An official with the Tarrant County tax assessor’s office told CNN that Walker applied for tax breaks in 2021 and 2022, even after launching his Senate bid in the Peach State.
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Walker is set to face off against incumbent Democrat Raphael Warnick in a Dec. 6 runoff election, after both candidates failed to get at least 50% of the vote in the midterm races earlier this month.
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According to the Texas Comptroller’s website, Texas residents are allowed to claim the homestead exemption even if you’re gone for less than two years — as long as you don’t establish permanent residence elsewhere. . According to the site, only the principal resident of the home owner is eligible for the tax break.
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The US Constitution requires candidates to become accustomed to the state they will represent. The state of Georgia has about 15 rules that determine residency for candidates, including that where a candidate claims the homestead exemption, that home will be considered their permanent residence.
Walker’s campaign did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.