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» Property Tax Tip #3: The Hearing Process
» Appeal Your Property Taxes on Market Value and Unequal Appraisal
» Protesting Commercial Property Taxes (PDF)
» Texas Business Personal Property Rendition and Taxation
» Appealing Property Taxes for Apartments

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Useful Forms
» Protest Form (41-44)
» Residential Homestead Exemption Form (11.13)
» Real Property Correction (25.25RP)
» Appointment of Agent for Property Taxes - Residential (50-241)
» Appointment of Agent for Property Taxes - Commercial (50-162)
» Motion for Hearing to Correct One-Third Over-Appraisal Error (50-230)
» Joint Motion to Correct Incorrect Appraised Value (50-249)
» Property Owner's Affidavit of Evidence (50-283)
» Request for Binding Arbitration (AP-219)
» Application for 1-d-1 (Open-Space) Agricultural Appraisal (50-129)
» General Real Estate Rendition of Taxable Property (50-141)
» General Personal Property Rendition of Taxable Property - Non Income Producing (50-142)
» Business Personal Property Rendition of Taxable Property (50-144)

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Our staff achieves better results than is typical for most firms. We attempt to reduce your property taxes for each property every year, even if the value did not change!

We have the expertise and the manpower to help you lower your property taxes. In 2013, O'Connor & Associates filed more than 162,000 protests, cutting our clients' taxes by over $46 million. We will aggressively pursue every legal avenue to protest and lower your taxes:

  • Informal hearings
  • Appraisal Review Board (ARB) hearings
  • Judicial appeals

Even if your property is taxed for less than its market value, you could still be eligible for a property tax cut based on inequitable assessment compared to neighboring or competing properties. Our staff generated property tax savings for 74% of Harris County residential properties that we represented and 69% of Harris County commercial properties that we represented in 2009!

Hire O'Connor & Associates to appeal high property taxes. You pay NOTHING unless we save you money! May 31 is the deadline to protest most accounts.  If you filed your own protest, O'Connor & Associates can still represent you at your hearing.

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

  • It doesn't make sense to appeal my property taxes if my property is assessed for less than market value.
    Not true. Using unequal appraisal, our property tax consultants can probably reduce your property taxes even if your assessed value is below market value. Unequal appraisal compares the assessed value of your property to the assessed value of similar properties. O'Connor & Associates is the market leader in developing and presenting unequal appraisal appeals. Our property tax consultants use proprietary computer programs, banks of server computers and massive databases to search for assessment comparables which document a lower assessed value for your property. Many, if not most, property tax appeals focus on unequal appraisal instead of market value.
  • Property tax increases are capped at 10% per year.
    The appraisal district can increase your assessed value 10% plus the market value of any improvements.

    O'Connor & Associates' property tax consultants reduced property taxes for 74% of Harris County residential properties that we represented and 69% of Harris County commercial properties that we represented in 2009.
  • Protesting my property taxes probably will not be successful… why bother?
    O'Connor & Associates' property tax consultants reduced property taxes for 74% of Harris County residential properties that we represented and 69% of Harris County commercial properties that we represented in 2009.
  • Isn't it risky to appeal? What is the downside?
    The value cannot be increased at the informal hearing, where most accounts are settled. The assessed value rarely increases at the ARB.
  • The appraisal district will retaliate if I protest.
    No. We filed over 164,000 appeals in 2009.
  • Will the appraisal district inspect my house?
    Not unless you tell the appraisal district that your house is smaller than they indicate and they need to measure it. The appraisal district is very busy during the property tax appeal season and simply does not have the staffing to measure thousands of houses.
  • I don't have time to appeal!
    Just call O'Connor & Associates before your protest deadline. After a three-minute phone call, our property tax consultants and support staff will handle your appeal.

     




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