According to sources, Republican Herschel Walker is running for the Senate in Georgia while receiving a $1,500 tax exemption from his Texas residence that is solely intended for primary residents, Fox News informed.
Walker is slated to receive a homestead tax exemption from his Dallas house, which will save him around $1,500, according to publicly available tax records, which were first reported by CNN. Walker sought for the tax relief in 2021 and 2022, even after he started his campaign for the Senate in the Peach State, a representative from the Tarrant County tax assessor’s office told CNN.
After failing to receive at least 50% of the vote in the midterm election earlier this month, Walker will compete against incumbent Democrat Raphael Warnock in a runoff election on Dec. 6.
Texas residents are eligible for the homestead exemption even if they relocate for a brief period of time, as long as they don’t establish permanent residency elsewhere, according to the Texas Comptroller’s website. Only a homeowner’s primary occupants are eligible for the tax credit, claims the website.
According to the U.S. Constitution, candidates must live in the state they will be representing. There are roughly 15 rules in Georgia that define a candidate’s residency, one of which is that their home will be regarded as their primary residence if they claim the homestead exemption.