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What is Going to be on the November Voting Ballot?

*This blog post is courtesy of Dallas Morning News*   On Nov. 5, Texas voters will have to decide whether to add 10 amendments to the state constitution. Constitutional amendments require the…

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Use Restrictions Can Help SAVE You In Taxes…

Most property managers and owners can state their property’s most productive use and reel off a list of potential uses as well. But not all of them know their property’s specific use…

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HCAD vs Flooded Property Owners Continues…

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Attention Harris County residents that were flooded due to Harvey: Harris County just sent out a press release concerning your 2019 property taxes. In THIS article from the Houston Chronicle, Harris County…

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Do You Have to Pay Property Tax on a Leased Vehicle?

In Texas, all property is considered taxable, unless it is exempt by state or federal law.  Does that mean you have to pay property tax on a leased vehicle? Leased Vehicles for…

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Property Tax Appraisal Basics

It’s important to have a foundation of the property tax basics before you file a property tax appeal. Property taxes are local taxes. Your local officials value your property, set your tax…

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Texas’ School Finance Reforms: Lawmakers Deliberate ahead of 2019 Session

Currently, the state of Texas is facing an issue that has given educators and lawmakers sleepless nights: school finance reforms. Again, lawmakers are looking to deliberate further on this matter in their…

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Texas School Funding and the Competing Property Tax Relief

Texas school funding is one of the major causes of concern at the present. A state commission has already been created, which is tasked to come up with suggestions about how public…

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These Are The Top 10 Property Taxpayers In Chippewa County

In Chippewa County, the biggest property taxpayers include Walmart, a petroleum and natural gas exploration company, a health care system, family-owned footwear and general merchandise company, and a sand mine. Below are…

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Property Tax Questions in Ector County, Texas

It’s the season for going over your property tax bills. Anita Campbell, Chief Appraiser for the Ector County Appraisal District in Texas and Odessa American columnist, has the answers to some of…

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Property Owners To Receive Requests To Reapply For 1-D-1 (Open Space) Agricultural Use Appraisal

The Chief Appraiser of the Atascosa Central Appraisal District in Texas has announced that some property owners should expect to receive a letter requesting an update on information for their 1-D-1 (Open…

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PGA of America Is Moving Its Headquarters From Palm Beach To Frisco, Texas

The Professional Golfer’s Association of America (PGA) is leaving its headquarters in Palm Beach County, Florida and moving to Frisco, Texas, Time’s #1 “Best Place to Live in America” for 2018. According…

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Do YOU Know What The Taxpayer Liaison Officer Does?

The primary duty of the Taxpayer Liaison Officer (TLO) is to resolve conflicts between the appraisal district and the taxpayers. Important responsibilities associated with the Taxpayer Liaison Officer are: Professional treatment to…

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The History of Unequal Appraisal and What That Means for YOU!

Do you know what Unequal Appraisal is and how it can help you in your fight for fair taxes? *Its ok! We didn’t either at first! 🙂 Background of Unequal Appraisal During…

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Property Taxpayers BILL OF RIGHTS!

The Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights in Texas – Do you know your rights as a taxpayer?? Did you know that you had rights as a property owner?? According to the Texas Comptroller,…

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