ENROLL NOW Property Tax Protection Program™

HCAD 2020 Appraiser Summary

Harris County tax protests are heard by the Harris County Appraisal Review Board. They represent themselves as "separate and apart" from HCAD but receive payroll checks from HCAD. Is it fair to ask someone to be impartial when one of the parties pays their salary? Harris County Appraisal District staff are instrumental in scheduling both informal and formal (appraisal review board) protests.

Harris County Tax Protests Payoff Huge

Total property tax savings from informal and appraisal review board hearings totaled about $694 MM in 2020, with about $309 MM as a result of appraisal review board tax protest hearings. Harris County tax protests generated saving of about $385 million during 2020 through informal settlements with an appraisal district appraiser.

Large owners have a tax consultant. Do You?

Large owners understand property taxes and the vast majority hire third party consultants to appeal their property taxes. Some Fortune 500 firms have inhouse experts but likely 95% of commercial property owners hire a property tax consultant to appeal their property taxes. The reasons are simple: 1) property taxes are a huge expense and 2) recent increases in taxable value have been huge, and 3) most property tax appeals are successful. Owners appeal 70 to 80% of the total value of multifamily, commercial and land. By contrast, only 39% of home value is appealed annually, concentrated on the accounts above average value. The owners of only 25% of houses protest only. They tend to be larger houses, so they account for 39% of value.

Would You Volunteer for a Property Tax Increase?

Would you accept a tax bill from the IRS without scrutiny? Unless you are appealing, you are accepting the initial guesstimate value set by Harris County Appraisal District. You don't have to have a mansion to have a property tax consultant represent you annually. Enroll today in the Property Tax Protection Program™ and never miss another property tax protest deadline. No flat fees. No upfront cost. No fees for market value reductions that don’t reduce property taxes. Get your share of the ~$700 million in property tax savings realized through informal property tax appeals and appraisal review board hearings.

Harris County Appraisal District Appraiser Summary

Number of Appraisal Review Board Members 183
Number New Appraisal Review Board Members 115
% of New Appraisal Review Board Members 63%
Number Returning Appraisal Review Board Members 68
% of Returning Appraisal Review Board Members 37%
Days of Hearings 143
Appraisal Review Board Budget $3,022,500
Lowest Appraisal Review Board Per Diem 167
Median Appraisal Review Board Per Diem 185
Highest Appraisal Review Board Per Diem 211
Attorney Paid to Advise Appraisal Review Board Yes
Did Appraisal Review Board Retain Licensed Appraiser for Trainingc No
On-line Protest System for Appraisal Review Board Yes

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Property Tax Protection Program Benefits