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U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez and his wife defied property tax law for eight years by claiming two homestead exemptions

In Texas, married couples generally can claim only one such exemption, meant to provide some tax relief on properties considered “principal residences.” Homestead exemptions cannot typically be claimed on commercial properties, second homes or income properties.

U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, D-McAllen, waves to the crowd during the July 4th parade in McAllen in 2017.

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