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Property Tax: Mark Your Calendar for January 1st!

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Property tax in Texas has a tendency to be confusing for many of its residents. If you have ever had to pay property tax in the state, then you probably have a…

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Top 11 Reasons Texas Property Owners Do Not Appeal Their Property Taxes

We’ve gone through and gathered a list of the Top 11 reasons why Texas property owners do not file a property tax appeal. Number 11 – Guesstimates of assessed value are established…

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How Should You Prepare For Your Protest Hearing?

The Appraisal Review Board (ARB) will notify you at least 15 days in advance with the date, time and place of your hearing. We recommend that you try to discuss your protest…

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Property Taxes are Big Burden for Seniors in Texas

Property taxes are a burden for seniors in Texas. Fortunately, Texas seniors have many options to limit the impact of property taxes, including a freeze on school taxes, generous exemptions and the…

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Why is it necessary to protest my commercial property taxes every year?

Do you remember the iconic scene from the movie Network when TV news anchor Howard Beale, played by Peter Finch, says, “I’m mad as h*** and I’m not going to take it…

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Property Tax Basics

Property taxes are local taxes. Your local officials value your property, set your tax rates and collect your taxes. However, state law governs how the process works. You can play an effective…

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Top 6 Things Commercial Property Owners Need to Know to Reduce Commercial Property Taxes

There are 6 things that commercial property owners can do to reduce commercial property taxes. Are you accustomed to seeing large numbers in the “property taxes due” column of tax statements? Commercial…

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How do the county appraisal districts appraise land without appraisers?

Per the Texas Comptroller statistics published on their website for 2015, there were 334 land appraisers at the county appraisal districts to value 12,200,000 parcels. The county appraisal districts have hearings 4…

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Top 4 Things You Need To Bring To Your Hearing

If you filed a protest on your property tax value, then your hearing date is soon approaching. There are four necessary pieces of information you must bring to the hearing to aid…

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Should I protest myself or hire a consultant?

This is a great question, and you may be surprised that I suggest either option will work well. Well prepared home owners can do an excellent job of presenting their case and…

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Property Tax Appeals can Result in Significant Savings

Property tax appeals are an opportunity to challenge the appraisal district’s estimated value of your property. Since appraisal districts are required to value property at 100 percent of value, about half of…

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Why Do My Commercial Property Taxes Increase Every Year?

That is an excellent question and Texas, unlike many states, tends to revalue property annually to maximize property taxes.  In many states, appraisal districts only revalue every three, five or ten years. …

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Things to Remember about your Property Tax Appraisal

Appraisal District officials mailed out property tax appraisals recently and it is estimated that taxable values went up again. Homeowners can challenge their appraisals; the deadline for filing a protest for most…

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3 Things You Can Do To Minimize Your Property Taxes

1. Make sure you have any exemptions that apply. There are many exemptions available to property owners, but two main exemptions include homestead and over-65. A regular homestead exemption is the easiest…

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Should I protest my property taxes every year?

Yes, you should protest your property taxes annually to minimize property taxes due to the arbitrary nature of the process and the people factor. The appraisal districts use inaccurate information and an…

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Top Ten Property Tax Tips for Homeowners

Make sure you have any homestead exemptions for which you qualify. The regular homestead exemption is available to anyone. The requirements are simple: 1) you must own the house on January 1…

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Updated Property Tax Information for Texas Taxpayers

Whether a homeowner, business owner, disabled veteran or taxpayer, it’s important to know your Property Taxes rights and exemption for tax relief information concerning the Texas tax laws: Exemptions for disabled veterans…

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Texas has some of the highest property taxes in the country

Texas property taxesare insignificant to some and can be extremely burdensome for others.Texas has one of the highest average property tax rates in the country, with only thirteen states levying higher property…

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Property Tax Consultant Digs Deep into Real Estate Data

Fresh out of Harvard Business School in the early 1980s, Pat O’Connor came back to Houston to work with his father as a commercial real estate broker. But the self-described technology geek…

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Lawmakers File Bills Proposing Property Tax Relief

Some Texas lawmakers are prioritizing taxpayer relief this legislative session, which started in January, but some local government officials are worried about what it could mean for their budgets. Sen. Paul Bettencourt,…

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