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What to do if Your BPP Value is Grossly Under-Assessed?

BPP Value

In most cases involving Texas property tax, an under-assessment is a great thing. With business personal property (BPP), however, there are a lot of issues that you have to take into account….

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5 Differences between Real Property and Business Personal Property When It Comes to Property Taxes

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Personal property can be defined as property that is tangible but is not true property. In the state of Texas, the general basis for differentiating between personal property and true property is…

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What Should You Do When You Receive Your Notices of Assessed Value? – 5 Easy Steps

When you get your appraisal notice that tells you what value your home has been assessed at for the coming year, is that it? You see the appraised value and you are…

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How to be Prepared for A Property Tax Appeal

Many property owners have the option of appeal the increased appraised value of their property so they can try and get a lower tax bill for the year. While you might not…

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Property Tax Payment Deadline: What You Need to Know

The property tax payment deadline is a date that looms large in the lives of property owners in Texas. Missing the deadline is obviously something that you don’t want to do. The…

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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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What to Expect with Property Tax Assessment and Rates in 2019

Taxes are always a hot button issue with people around the nation. Of course, property taxes play a major role in the government and economy of the state of Texas. With property…

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Ten Reasons Every Texas Home Owner Should Protest Property Taxes Annually

Every homeowner knows that property taxes are a pain and they need to be dealt with accordingly, but what many do not know are the reasons WHY protesting is so important and…

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Appealing Business Personal Property Tax Assessments in Texas

“Collecting more taxes than is necessary is legalized robbery.” These words of wisdom, spoken by the 13th president of the United States, Calvin Coolidge, still rings true in today’s society for homeowners…

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Texas Property Taxes — Rendering Business Personal Property (BPP)

Business owners in Texas must render business personal property (BPP). There are business owners that do not render business personal property in Texas. Since 1981, the Texas Property Tax Code has required…

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Property Taxes are a Big Burden for Seniors in Texas

Over 65 Exemption

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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Texas Business Personal Property Rendition and Taxation

The Texas Property Tax Code for many years had required owners of business personal property (BPP) to annually render those assets used in a business. Rendering is summarizing to the central appraisal…

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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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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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4 Steps You Should Take If There Is A Gross Over-Assessment Of Your BPP

Gross Taxes

Over-assessment of your business personal property taxes can sometimes be a complicated mess. There are four steps you should take if you believe your business personal property taxes are over-assessed. When it…

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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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